Trapped croc rescued

The rescue mission was a success.

MIRI: A six-foot-long crocodile was rescued on Saturday morning by a team of firefighters after the reptile walked into a trap inside an orchard nearby a riverbank at Kampung Ogus Suai, Niah.

The adult male crocodile was first spotted by one of the villagers that morning who later notified Baru Niah fire station for help.

According to Miri Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) chief Supt Law Poh Kiong, a team of Batu Niah firefighters were deployed to the scene for the rescue mission upon receiving a distress call about the discovery at 9.50am.

It took them about 20 minutes to release the reptile from the trap.

“In order to reach the orchard, our firemen had to make a 0.5km journey,” said Law.

The rescued reptile has been handed over to the state wildlife department for further action.