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21 February 2014 :: 17:02:53 pm 82479

Angry Crocodile Caught Wandering The Streets In Sattahip

A Thai Airways employee was chased by a hungry 2 meters long crocodile that escaped from an entrepreneurial pond. It took 30 minutes to catch the angry crocodile.
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SATTAHIP – February 21, 2014 [Pattaya Daily News]; Pol.Col.Anan Phurahong, Chonburi, was notified by Mr.Surapong Waeothaisong, 41 years old a Thai Airways employee, that there was a big crocodile, chasing people, so he went to the crime scene with rescuers from Sawangrojjana Thammasathan foundation Sattahip.

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When they arrived at the scene, in front of a house they found a male crocodile nearly 2 meters long ,and weighing about 70-80 kgs, lying in front of the gate. It took more than 30 minutes to catch it.

When Mr.Surapong, got up for work and went outside to get into his car he noticed a large reptile that looked like a water monitor but when he approached it turned out to be a large crocodile. Once the crocodile spotted him it chased him so he ran back into his house and locked the door before calling the police. It was a good thing it was noticed early because at night lots of kids play in that area and might have been attacked or eaten by it.

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Pol.Col.Anan Phurahong, director of Plutaluang police station, said that it was the first time a crocodile had got out of Plutaluang, so he called the entrepreneur to question him urgently. He will also ask him if there are any other crocodiles missing due to the heavy rain the night before.

Reporter : Nirach   Photo : Nirach   Category : Community News

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