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Two croc-human conflict cases in S’kan resolved
Published on: Saturday, January 15, 2022
By: Winnie Kasmir
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The crocodile that was shot at Taman Merpati 6, Sandakan.
SANDAKAN: The Wildlife Department here has resolved two conflict cases between humans and crocodiles at two separate places, here.

Sabah Wildlife Department Officer Hussien Muin, said the department had acted on a complaint of concern from Taman Merpati 6 community a few days ago regarding the presence of a crocodile that could pose a safety threat to them.

Subsequently, he said full cooperation of the residents as well as technical assistance from Sandakan Crocodile Farm saw the capture of a male crocodile measuring about 15 feet long, at 6pm.

The reptile was shot dead on safety grounds, relieving the housing park community’s concerns.

He said the carcass of the crocodile was later disposed of.

In the second case, Hussein said the department managed to detect the presence of two crocodiles in Kg Keniogan, Beluran, near here.

However, he said only an adult female crocodile measuring 10-feet-long was shot dead and the carcass of the reptile was disposed of at a nearby creek area.

Meanwhile, Hussein said the department is still in the process of hunting for another crocodile which is said to be often seen underneath a water village settlement here.

In a separate case, he said the department shot five wild dogs in an integrated operation conducted in the Sandakan Airport Cargo area on Thursday.

He said all the dogs were taken by the Sandakan Municipal Council for further action.

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