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Phuket crocodile hunt continues as tourists ignore safety warnings

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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Tourists kept ignoring officials’ instructions to stay away from the water’s edge and openly defied the red flags posted marking the beach as closed. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

 

PHUKET: The search for the crocodile in the Nai Harn Beach and Yanui Beach area on Phuket’s southwest coast continues today after the search failed to find the crocodile yesterday (July 19).

 

Rawai Mayor Aroon Solos ordered the search to stop at 5:30pm because of the strong wind and waves, but ordered staff to keep watch throughout the night.

 

Officials from a host of local agencies joined the search effort yesterday, but failed to find the reptile.


Full story https://www.thephuketnews.com/phuket-crocodile-hunt-continues-as-tourists-ignore-safety-warnings-67953.php#1iHHSGC3FswiRJru.99

 
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Another good mission for a drone. 

 

That's how the last Phuket Croc was spotted and ultimately captured and relocated last September.

 

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That is funny as we here in Bislig City, Mindanao, Philippines just had a very rare sighting of a crocodile just outside our little port pier a week ago. 

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Was over at Nai Harn beach about an hour ago. 
Police, army, rescue teams, all there looking and not allowing anyone to go in the water. 
Apparently the croc was sighted at Nai Harn this morning. 

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Legendary croc hunters join cast of Phuket drama

By The Nation

 

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In another possible idea for a Hollywood movie, “the crocodile hunters of the Tapi River basin” are on the prowl for a three-metre specimen that’s been getting far too comfortable lounging on the beaches of Phuket.
 

The team from the much less dramatically titled Freshwater Fisheries Suppression and Prevention Centre in Surat Thani prefers to call itself Kraithong Loomnam Tapi.

 

Kraithong is the hero of a folktale originating in Phichit, who rescues a young woman from the evil clutches of the magical crocodile king Chalawan and slays the reptilian villain in battle.

 

Kraithong Loomnam Tapi arrived on the scene at 3am on Friday to join the ongoing hunt for the sizeable crocodile that’s been sunbathing on Nai Harn and Yanui beaches, forcing red flags to go up as a warning to visitors.

 

About 40 Tambon Rawai municipal workers and other officials have been looking for the beast since the first sighting on Wednesday (July 18).

 

Kraithong Loomnam Tapi leader Nikhom Suksawat suggested changes in the strategy.

 

They went into the water with fishing nets and then waded back ashore in a bid to snag the croc. In the first attempt, they came across the animal, but it was too fast and got away.

 

This went on for another three hours and still no result.

 

Nikhom said the croc needed to be more tired so they could get close enough to chase it onto the beach.

He’s got other tactics in mind to pile the pressure on and wear the reptile out.

 

Their prey has been a predator, though: The carcass of a large fish washed ashore during the morning with clear signs of being gnawed by a crocodile.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30350467

 
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7 minutes ago, Lupatria said:

Soak her bikini in Pla ra the night before- it works wonders.

Bikinis on the beach??? That's a foreign concept. Thai's wear jeans and tee shirt to swim in the ocean. We don't want our skin getting dark now, do we?

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Time to call in foreign experts.

 

Does anyone have Crocodile Dundee's number?

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All the red flags and people in the water at a point to where they could be in trouble? You can literally see the undertow in the photo.

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Crocodile Dundee was killed by a Stingray, unless I'm confusing him with someone else, which I do frequently in my doting years.

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