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3 metre king cobra caught in Thalang

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PHOTOS: Kusoldharm Foundation/ Newshawk Phuket

A three metre king cobra has been caught by rescue worker in Thalang. Kusoldharm rescue workers stationed at Mueang Mai in Thalang were notified by local residents that the king cobra was found opposite the PTT gas station on Thepkasattri Road.

Rescue workers arrived near a rubber plantation to find the three metre king cobra. It took about 15 minutes to catch the fiesty cobra with a snake snare before putting it in a bag.

One of the rescue workers says the king cobra weighed about five kilograms. The king cobra was not happy about being caught and was responding with plenty of hissing and other noises. The king cobra was released back to the wild at Khao Phra Thaeo non-hunting Area in Thalang.

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DNA tests reveal Phuket’s Yanui is a….

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PHOTOS: The Phuket PR Office

The DNA tests are in and it reveals that Yanui is a saltwater crocodile.

The Phuket Fisheries Office Chief Kowot Kaoeian says, “Yanui is a saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus)."

“The crocodile has been reacting well to treatment. No microchip was found on the crocodile. Scratches were found on its tail, legs and mouth. One tooth was missing.”

“A microchip has been inserted into the crocodile. The body condition score is 3 out of 5. Vitamins have been given to the crocodile. No infections were found.”

Phuket’s much-travelled crocodile was finally been caught on July 29 at Layan Beach following a swimming tourney (with a few stops on the way), from Yanui Beach, in the far south of the island, to Layan Beach off Laguna.

The ‘Yanui’ crocodile (named by local Phuket reporters after the original beach it was sighted) was caught at Layan Beach after more than ...
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Statement from Tiger Marine Charter Phuket

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Following the incident over the weekend where a 70 foot charter yacht from Tiger Marine ended up stranded off Koh Phi, necessitating the Spanish tourists to swim over to another vessel to be taken back to shore, Tiger Marine have contacted The Thaiger (no connection) and asked us to post their response.

The original story HERE.

Here's the Tiger Marine letter of response...

It has been widely reported by Thai TV and the press regarding our incident on one of our boats near the Phi Phi Islands on Saturday, September 15.

We would like to put the story right as we have been receiving some facetious remarks .

First of all, I would like to report that at no time was our boat, crew or passengers in any danger whatsoever.

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70 monkeys back home at Khao To Sae after steralisation

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PHOTOS: The Phuket PR Office

70 monkeys have been released back at Khao To Sae. Five days ago they were captured on the popular tourist hill overlooking Phuket Town and taken for sterilisation. This is Stage Two in a program by Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation officials to reduce the number of Macaques living in areas around Phuket frequented by tourists.

In Stage One, captured and sterilized monkeys were repatriated to Koh Payu, a small island off Phuket.

129 macaques were captured on September 13 at Khao To Sae in Rassada.

Read more about the capture of the monkeys HERE.

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