Five-metre-long, 500kg crocodile caught in Melaka


MELAKA: A 5m-long crocodile, weighing close to 500kg, was captured by firemen at Jalan Pantai Siring, Kampung Pantai in Merlimau here.

The Merlimau Fire and Rescue station received a distress call at 12.06pm yesterday and a seven-man team led by operation commander Mohd Suffian Abu Bakar was dispatched to the scene.

A Melaka Fire and Rescue Department spokesman said the operation started as soon as the team arrived at the scene within 10 minutes.

He said the reptile, a saltwater crocodile, was caught in less than an hour with the help of local fishermen.

The spokesman said the crocodile would be handed over to the State Wildlife and Natural Parks Department (Perhilitan).

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