The 12-foot male croc snared from Sibuti waters on Sunday evening.
The 12-foot male croc snared from Sibuti waters on Sunday evening.

MIRI: Residents of Kampung Rancah Rancah, Sibuti can now heave a sigh of relief as the Swift Wildlife Action Team (SWAT) of Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) has been able to remove a second crocodile from the waters of Sibuti on Sunday evening.

The male croc, which measures 12 feet long, has been described by SFC’s SWAT as the largest croc captured in the Miri Division this year.

“The head of the said kampung had earlier, in January, 2017, lodged a report of crocodile attacks on the villagers’ poultry but it took our SWAT a second operation commencing 27 February before we were able to snare this adult croc,” said SFC in a statement issued yesterday.

“With this successful catch, the operation at the said location will be called off today. In a separate operation, our SWAT had also successfully removed a five-foot female croc at Bungai which is also within the Sibuti waters on 30 March, 2017. The croc was then transferred to Benaya Crocodile Farm,” added SFC.

The corporation, in its statement, went on to advise the public to be “crocwise” when using the river.

SFC also urged the public to report sightings of rogue and nuisance crocodiles to the nearest Forest Department or SFC office.