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14 September 2011 :: 08:09:11 am 58248

Crocodiles Loose After Flash Floods Hit Pattaya Zoo

Staff of Pattaya Crocodile Farm, mobilizes teams to catch escaped crocodiles after heavy rain and flooding.
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Pattaya (September 12, 2011)[Pattaya Daily News] The PDN reporter acknowledged that many crocodiles had escaped from the Million Year Stone Park and the Crocodile Farm’s reptile pools. More than ten zoo keepers were trying to catch the crocs.

The reporter arrived at the park which is located at Moo 1, Tambon Nong Preu, Chonburi province where he found the zoo staff about ten people with equipment engaged in catching the big reptiles that had escaped to the lotus well. Later in the evening the team was able to catch four big crocodiles.

A worker of the Crocodile Farm who could not speak Thai clearly said that two escaped crocodiles had been found in the neighbouriging area.

Mr Prajak Noipan age 35, a local man said that in the evening the staff caught four crocodiles each measuring about 4-5 meter. Later Mr Prapak found two more crocodiles in the area and the crocodile catchers were informed immediately.

A local resident, Mrs Saengjan Thongchai age 39, mother the two small children said she was afraid since the escaped crocodiles were so large and terrifying.

The reporter could not get much information from the staff and the Crocodile Farm management did not want to be interviewed.

Reporter : Tanasab   Photo : Tanasab   Category : Community News

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