A specialist crocodile searching team from Surat Thani today (July 20) has joined the crocodile search operation along the shores of Nai Harn and nearby beaches, while battling with strong winds and waves.
Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong paid a visit to the crocodile search operation centre at Nai Harn Beach this morning.
The crocodile search team from Surat Thani is called ‘Kraitong’ (ancient main charactre in Thai literature who caught a powerful half human-crocodile) and have come down to Phuket to assist officials from the Phuket Fisheries Office.
Crocodile catchers are waiting for conditions to moderate to catch the crocodile as there is strong SW winds and surf rolling in close to shore. They will have to wait until the situation to improve before resuming the search.
Phuket’s latest, and as yet unnamed crocodile, is doing a good job of evading officials, fishermen and capture, so far.
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