Perhilitan to probe Port Dickson crocodile sighting claims


SEREMBAN: Claims of a crocodile being sighted in Port Dickson waters will be investigated by the Negeri Sembilan Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan).

Its director Wan Mat Wan Harun said so far there was no solid evidence of such an animal’s presence.

“We will investigate whether there is a crocodile in the area as claimed.

“We advise the public to not panic and to report any crocodile sighting to the authorities immediately, ” he said when contacted by Bernama yesterday.

He was commenting on a one-minute, 41-second video that went viral on social media showing a “pair of eyes” supposedly belonging to a crocodile that surfaced in the waters off Bagan Pinang yesterday.

Elaborating, Wan Mat said the department had not received any report on the matter.

Port Dickson municipal council president Mohd Zamri Mohd Esa said a similar incident had been reported before but no crocodile was ever captured.

“We will leave it to Perhilitan to determine its veracity, ” he said.

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