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Crocodile on the loose in the sea off Phuket’s Bang Tao beach

A hunt has been launched for a huge crocodile on the loose in the sea off Bang Tao beach in Phuket for fear that the reptile may harm tourists and locals. Phuket governor Norapat Plodthong and fishery officials on Wednesday (Aug 30) made an inspection trip to Lepang beach which is located between Bang Tao and Layan beaches where a three-metre long crocodile was sighted swimming in the sea. Phuket Gazette reported on Aug 28 that a group of foreigners spotted the crocodile last Friday (Aug 25) and a Phuket expat named “Mike” took a video clip of the croc with his son’s drone camera. A crocodile was also sighted by hotel staff and tourists during the same period and it was assumed that it was the same crocodile. Governor Norapat said he had ordered fishery officials to try to locate and capture the crocodile which he believes to be a...

 

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