MIRI: A crocodile which is believed to have mauled an Indonesian man to death at an oil palm estate in Kuala Suai last month, has finally been captured.
The 4.2 metre killer reptile was successfully caught using hook-and-line traps set up along the Suai River, according to a statement from the Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) yesterday.
SFC’s Swift Wildlife Action Team (SWAT) started hunting for the crocodile after it attacked and killed 37-year-old Asbullah Daeng Situju on Nov 25.
According to SFC chief executive officer Zolkipli Mohamad Aton some human body parts were found inside the crocodile’s abdomen.
“The body parts were later sent to the police forensics for DNA analysis,” he added.
Zolkipli extended his gratitude to Batu Niah Police Station, management of the oil palm plantation and local community for their assistance throughout the duration of the operation.
On a separate development, Zolkipli urged members of the public to immediately notify the nearest SFC or Sarawak Forest Department offices of any crocodile sightings in their areas.
He advised the people against taking matters into their own hands as these reptiles could be dangerous.
SFC can be contacted on its hotlines at 016 856 5564 / 019 885 9996 for Kuching region, 019 888 3561 (Sibu region), 019 822 3449 / 019 833 2737 (Bintulu region) and 019 829 0994 / 018 979 9778 (Miri region).