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Croc captured in Likas Bay
Published on: Sunday, May 26, 2024
By: Nikko Fabian
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Croc captured in Likas Bay
The 180kg crocodile caught.
KOTA KINABALU: A second three-meter-long crocodile was captured in a public park, here, Friday, adding to the intrigue following the recent capture of another reptile Wednesday.

The incident unfolded at the Likas Bay Public Park, where passers-by spotted the crocodile lurking in a drain late at night.

Swift action was taken as authorities were promptly alerted, leading to a joint effort by the Kota Kinabalu Civil Defence Force and the Fire and Rescue Department to secure the creature.

Capturing the 180kg crocodile proved to be a challenging task, but after a diligent operation that lasted about half an hour, the reptile was successfully retrieved and transferred to the APM office.

The unexpected encounter marked the second crocodile capture within a short span, with the first one being caught by islanders in Pulau Gaya after a harrowing attempt to attack a child.

The presence of  crocodiles in urban areas has raised concerns among locals.

Videos of crocodile sightings in Likas Bay have circulated online, underscoring the need for heightened vigilance and wildlife management measures.

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