Phuket crocodile discovered on Kata Noi Beach
The crocodile was last seen resting on the shoreline of Kata Noi Beach early this morning (July 21). Swimmers have been banned from going into the water while the capture operation continues.
Rawai Mayor Aroon Solos reported yesterday afternoon that the crocodile was heading to Kata Beach after spending two days taunting officials and professional crocodile hunters in the sea off Nai Harn Beach.
The Karon Municipality’s Mayor Tawee Tongcham was notified by a staff member of the Kata Thani Hotel at 5.30am today that the crocodile was lying on Kata Noi Beach.
Mayor Tawee arrived at the beach and discovered that the crocodile was languishing on the beach. The hotel security guard captured a quick shot with his mobile phone.
It is believed to be the same crocodile that was spotted at Yanui and Nai Harn Beach’s since Wednesday. Kata Noi Beach lifeguards and officials are preventing swimmers and beachgoers from accessing the beach at this stage.
Mayor Tawee says, “We have also reported the latest situation to the Royal Thai Navy. They are planning to assist in the capture of the crocodile. Karon lifeguards are also preventing swimmers from going into the water until the crocodile is caught.”
Read The Thaiger’s previous crocodile stories HERE, HERE and HERE.
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