Connect with us

Phuket

Phuket officials warn public of crocodile spotted near Chalong pier

Published

 on 

PHOTO: Facebook / Phuket Cruising Yacht Club

Officials in Phuket are warning residents near Chalong Pier of a crocodile sighting in the area over the weekend. Nation Thailand reports that Natchaphong Pranit from the Phuket Port Authority Office says the reptile was spotted in the water around 3pm on Saturday.

“We advise operators of boat services and general public to exercise extra caution when entering the pier area, either to park their boats or for other activities. If you find or have information about the crocodile, please contact hotline 1199 or 076-391-174.”

Chalong Bay is Phuket’s largest bay, located around 10 kilometres south of Phuket town. The pier is the province’s main boat docking location and well-used by tourists, divers, and other day-trippers, with boats regularly chartered for snorkelling and diving trips.

This is not Phuket’s first brush with such reptiles. In 2018, a crocodile was spotted at Layan beach, in the north of the island, having originally been seen at Yanui beach in the south. The reptile proved illusive and despite several sightings, it took officials 10 days to capture it. It was eventually caught by a specialist crocodile catching team from the southern province of Surat Thani, with the help of local fishermen.

The year before, a larger crocodile was spotted near Laypang beach, north of Bangtao. It was subsequently captured at an inland lake in the area.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

 

Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

A seasoned writer, with a degree in Creative Writing. Over ten years' experience in producing blog and magazine articles, news reports and website content.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Hot News3 mins ago

US forces take down three senior ISIS figures in Syria

Events13 mins ago

LIV golfers trundle pointlessly into Bangkok’s ‘billionaire’s paradise’

Hot News28 mins ago

Suitcase in Japan held different kind of explosives as bomb squad finds sex toys

Sponsored54 mins ago

5 reasons why Thailand educators shouldn’t miss Bett Asia in Bangkok this year

Crime35 mins ago

The world mourns mass shooting at northeast Thailand daycare centre

Hot News44 mins ago

World’s oldest dog Pebbles dies at age 22

Crime47 mins ago

Mass shooting in northeast Thailand: Death toll rises to 37

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Thailand1 hour ago

Mass shooting in Thailand 37 killed | GMT

World1 hour ago

Slaughtered Thai grandfather celebrated in street sign

Hot News2 hours ago

A sickening scene as little ones massacred while sleeping at Thai nursery

Guides16 hours ago

Foodie Zone: Where to get vegan desserts in Bangkok 2022

Thailand17 hours ago

Thailand News Today | 36 dead in a mass shooting at a nursery in northeast Thailand

Guides17 hours ago

5 best wine bars in Bangkok offering rich and quality wine

North East17 hours ago

Hip businesses in northeast Thai province offer tasty food and fun experiences

Crime17 hours ago

British CEO arrested at Bangkok Airport over 40 million baht fraud accusations

Thailand17 hours ago

Thailand’s 5 national parks raise entry fees for foreigners by 100%

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism2 years ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending