Panic in Chonburi as Crocodile Found Sunbathing Near Village Fish Pond

Chonburi —

Residents of Huay Yai area in Chonburi province were gripped by panic after a two-meter-long freshwater crocodile was spotted sunbathing near a fishpond on February 4th, 2024.

Local officials, including the Huay Yai sub-district Municipality’s disaster prevention and mitigation team, along with over 20 personnel, rushed to the scene in Huay Yai to tackle the situation head-on.

After locating the crocodile, the officials decided to use a car battery to deliver a controlled electric shock in the water. This non-lethal method effectively stunned the crocodile, allowing officials to safely retrieve it from the water.

According to reports, the reptile was measured at over 2.10 meters in length and weighed 33 kilograms. Following its capture, the crocodile was transported to the Banglamung Wildlife Breeding Station for comprehensive care and monitoring.

Authorities are currently investigating the origins of the crocodile and where it escaped from.


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Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.