MIRI: Fishermen living along a river in Niah district were met with a grisly sight when they stumbled upon a crocodile with the remains of a body in its jaws.
However, rather than be intimidated, they chased after the crocodile and managed to retrieve the remains, believed to be that of a man.
Only the lower part of the abdomen and the legs remained, said Miri police chief Asst Comm Lim Meng Seah yesterday.
The fishermen found the body at 2.40pm on Tuesday, he added.
“This is a crocodile attack as there are bite marks all over the body.
“While fishing in the river, they saw a crocodile swimming past very quickly with the body of a human in its jaws.
“The fishermen in a boat chased after the animal. The crocodile released the remains after being scared off.
“The fishermen dragged it to the banks and called the police,” he said.
The victim is a male but there are no personal documents in the trousers. The remains have been sent to the Miri Hospital mortuary.