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Crocodile attacks man, locals eat the reptile for ‘revenge’

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After a crocodile attacked a Rayong man, in eastern Thailand, and bit off his arm, locals hunted down the crocodile, killed it and ate it. They say they cooked and ate the 2 metre long crocodile to get “revenge”. The crocodile would have preferred other options.

52 year old Yongyut Harat was fishing in a canal when, according to the croc-victim, the crocodile suddenly attacked. The crocodile bit off Yongyut’s right arm. Yongyut’s friends helped free him from the crocodile and took him to the hospital.

Some suspect the crocodile got loose from a crocodile farm that had gone out of business… which leaves more questions than answers, like how many crocodiles were at the farm? Are they present and accounted for? How did they get out? And are they hungry?

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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    Robert Elliott

    Friday, September 18, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    Fake News?

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    TS

    Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 10:01 am

    Hope Khun Yongyut got to join the feast or at least partake of leftovers.

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    Waverider

    Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    Crock Tom yam, new Thai dish,
    And new hi so shoes at a discount.
    It could be good for turisum.

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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Pedigree cats seized in drugs raid will be auctioned off

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Officials say 6 rare pedigree cats seized in a drugs raid in the eastern province of Rayong, will be auctioned off next month. A number of animal welfare organisations, including The Voice Foundation and the Thai Animal Guardians Association have been campaigning for the auction to be called off and have offered to look after the animals. However, the Office of the Narcotics Control Board says they are unable to hand the cats over as they are not the property of the ONCB.

The animals, 5 Scottish Fold cats and 1 Bengal cat, are believed to have been purchased using drug money and were discovered at the property of a man suspected of belonging to a drug network. The Bangkok Post reports that the network is controlled by someone known as Kook Rayong.

Wichai Chaimongkol from the ONCB says the animals were seized under the law which gives officials the right to confiscate assets acquired through proceeds from the illegal drugs trade. He says some of the assets seized in the raid cannot be kept by the ONCB long-term, which would include the cats. He points out that the ONCB has incurred a financial burden since the cats have been in its care, with his office paying for their food.

The ONCB has been in touch with the cat owner’s relatives and have told them that if they can prove the animals were not purchased with the proceeds of crime, they can claim them. However, none of the suspect’s family members or anyone else has come forward to take the cats. Wichai says the cats will be valued and a price agreed before the auction is arranged. He expects this to happen before April 14.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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Be a private island castaway on Koh Munnork, Thailand | VIDEO

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Stranded on your very own private island in Thailand. Well, not quite stranded. Chris takes us on a tour of the relatively tiny Koh Munnork (Munnork Island), off the coast of Rayong in east Thailand.

The prices for a stay on the private island vary and usually start around 10,000 baht a night but there’s always promotions on and, depending on when you want to visit, you can usually find a price under 4,000 baht per night. This one we found on Agoda.com. You can also book directly on the Koh Munnork website where they have their own promotions and packages.

That page is in English and in Thai languages. The island also has a Facebook and Instagram page sharing more pics from this beautiful little patch of privacy in the Gulf of Thailand.

The best time of the year to visit is probably between December and April. The wettest months are around September and October. But, really, you’ll have great days throughout most of the year but if you want to enjoy the diving, the December to April window is definitely going to be the best.

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1 dead, 1 injured, 2 businesses damaged in 6-vehicle collision in eastern Thailand

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A collision involving 6 vehicles in the eastern province of Chon Buri has left 1 man dead, 1 woman injured, and damaged 2 businesses in the vicinity. The Pattaya News reports that the incident occurred in Si Racha, with traffic disrupted for several hours after the event.

It’s understood the driver of a large trailer truck lost control of the vehicle and it overturned, blocking the road. This in turn led to a collision between 5 other vehicles, 2 of which drove into a noodle restaurant and a grocery store, damaging both businesses. Rescue workers found the truck driver inside the cab of his vehicle and he was pronounced dead at the scene. He has been named as 41 year old Adithep Buranpai.

A 54 year old unnamed woman who was eating in the noodle restaurant at the time of the incident was struck by the trailer truck and sustained head and foot injuries. She was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The drivers of the other 5 vehicles escaped serious injury and declined to go to hospital.

Rescue workers had to spend several hours clearing the wreckage before traffic returned to normal. According to the Pattaya News report, police in Si Racha have launched an investigation into the collision amid reports of conflicting testimonies from other drivers and witnesses.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

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