Papar folk warned of crocs in the river

KOTA KINABALU: Papar folk are on the alert after two crocodiles were spotted by a riverbank near the town.

The reptiles, said to be about 3.6m (12ft) long, were seen by people fishing in the area recently and caught on video.

The clips were posted on Facebook by one Charles Cyril Dedih, who advised people in the town not to fish too close to the banks of the Papar River.

Sabah Wildlife Department director Augustine Tuuga could not be immediately reached for comment on Sunday (June 23).

Recently, a video went viral showing a crocodile dragging a baby elephant into the Kinabatangan River.

In two videos posted by Facebook user Mudah Sarigak, the crocodile is seen dragging what could be a baby pygmy elephant by its trunk into a river, while people are heard screaming in the background.

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