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CROCODILE WARNING

Thai city offers bounty for fugitive crocodiles

BANGKOK, October 16, 2011 (AFP) - The ancient Thai city of Ayutthaya, which has seen its temple engulfed in the kingdom's flood crisis, has discovered a new menace lurking in the floodwaters -- crocodiles.

Around 100 reptiles are thought to be on the loose after escaping from farms in the area and authorities have issued a 1,000 baht ($33) bounty for each crocodile caught alive, said Public Health Minister Vitthaya Buranasiri.

"The crocodiles need to be captured to keep people safe," he told AFP.

The creatures have been spotted in several areas of the former Thai capital, a World Heritage site and major tourist attraction.

Thailand's worst floods in decades have inundated huge swathes of the kingdom, swallowing homes and businesses, shutting down industry, and forcing tens of thousands of people to seek refuge in shelters.

About 300 people have died in the disaster, although there have been no known incidents of animal-related deaths resulting from the flooding.

The natural resource ministry has dedicated a hotline for people wanting to report wild animals on the loose in flooded areas.

"We are now coordinating with the fishery department for a hotline about any loose animals in the flood areas, whether it is tigers, snakes or crocodiles," said an official, who said the department has received "many phone calls".

The ministry said government agencies have been dispatched to catch the creatures, but was unable to disclose how many had been caught. The hotline number inside Thailand is 1362.

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-- (c) Copyright AFP 2011-10-16

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100 crocs? Are they full grown or babies? Either way I hope they catch them all sooner rather than later.

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Hope it's not a slow news day back home. This is just the kind of story CNN loves to run with.

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I don't think that 1000bath anybody will be bothering to call the office, the skin and meat of the snake or crocodile is worth many times that much

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Great, offer 1000 baht for some clueless person to go catch a crocodile. Brilliant.

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I don't think that 1000bath anybody will be bothering to call the office, the skin and meat of the snake or crocodile is worth many times that much

Collect the baht, sell or eat the meat, sell the skin, I'm sure the main concern is to remove them and adding a reward is just another way to accomplish

this dangerous problem.

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They better be snappy... Those crocs will be getting hungry!

Around 100 reptiles are thought to be on the loose after escaping from farms in the area and authorities have issued a 1,000 baht ($33) bounty for each crocodile caught alive, said Public Health Minister Vitthaya Buranasiri.

I'd rather shoot them with a Bung Fai, before they'd eat me alive.

But wait, there're some people I do not like. Let them play Crocodile Dundee...

Please see attached photo if you haven't seen a living one so far......jap.gif

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Great, offer 1000 baht for some clueless person to go catch a crocodile. Brilliant.

1,000 baht was paid to Isaneros who joined the "Rally". Why can't they offer a bottle of Lao Khao sizip and a free Somtham a day? Loads of people would find them, or get eaten alive.....jap.gif

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Great, offer 1000 baht for some clueless person to go catch a crocodile. Brilliant.

Beware all farangs to have a crocs hunting licence or a work permit as a kind reminder before venturing to assist...................

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