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LIMBANG, Nov 11: Firefighters were tasked to rescue and lift a whopping 15-feet long ‘Tembaga’ crocodile from the drain behind SK St Edmund this morning.
As the reptile was too heavy to be lifted manually, Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) had to rent a forklift to assist firefighters, at the same time ensuring the safety of the reptile.
According to Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) operations centre, the whole process of lifting and transferring the crocodile to SFC temporary shelter in Kubong was successful.
Last night, firefighters received the alert at 10.59pm that an 800kg crocodile was found trapped in a drain behind the school.
During the process of securing the crocodile’s movement, firefighters had to climb on its body to tie its mouth and legs.
They also covered its eyes with a cloth before handing over to SFC.
Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) had to rent a forklift to assist firefighters in lifting the giant crocodile out of the drain. -DayakDaily