Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Kuala Sepetang is a sleepy town in Perak, Malaysia. But suddenly one fine day, the town has got a rude awakening. Kuala Sepetang sprung up when an unexpected guest showed up - a 170 kilogramme of soild mass, 4 legged with long sharp tail killer beast. The 3.6 metre long crocodile was found by local fishermen entangled in their net near Sungai Tiram in Terong, about 80 kilometre from Ipoh.
It took the might of several fishermen to tie the creature and safely bring it to shore.
Perak Wildlife Protection and National Parks Department director Shabrina Shariff said the crocodile, Crocodylus porosus, was a protected species under the Wildlife Protection Act 972.
“It is a healthy adult crocodile and it took about 12 men to lift it into our truck,” she said yesterday.
“The crocodile was released into its habitat later,” Shabrina said, adding that it took about an hour to get it back into the river.