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LIMBANG, Nov 11: A large crocodile estimated to weigh a whopping 800kg was found trapped in a drain behind SK St Edmund last night.
The Limbang fire station received an alert from Sarawak Forestry Department at 10.59pm after the reptile was spotted by members of the public.
“Upon arrival at the scene, we saw a 15-feet long ‘Tembaga’ crocodile in the drain. We were informed by Sarawak Forestry officers that the crocodile was shot by the public but it is still alive.
“Firefighters had to climb on the crocodile’s body to tie its mouth and legs in order to restrict its movement. They also covered its eyes with cloth. It was later handed over to Sarawak Forestry for further action,” operations commander PBKII Mohd Ali Mohd Salleh disclosed in a statement.
As the crocodile was too heavy to be lifted out of the drain last night, the Forestry Department will only remove it today. — DayakDaily