Jump to content
BANGKOK 16 June 2019 18:11

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

webfact

Phuket: 3 metre crocodile spotted off Laguna

Recommended Posts

3 metre crocodile spotted off Laguna

By Tim Newton

 

Laguna-Croc-681x406.jpg

 

Unfortunately as soon as the flying camera was within 20-30 metres the crocodile would dive and stay submerged for lengthy periods. But the video is certainly sharp enough to identify the creature as one VERY large crocodile.

 

So this is how it happened…

 

Phuket expat ‘Mike’, along with his wife, were walking their dogs along Bang Tao beach last Friday. They say they normally start their walk around 2 kilometres south of the small island adjacent to the beach near Layan. On this particular morning they decided to walk in the opposite direction to the south instead of north.

 

Upon returning to their starting point around 8 am they met up with an Australian they often see who also has a few dogs. He asked the couple if they’d seen the ‘Croc’ and pointed just beyond the break. Mike made a comment at the time… “it surely must be a log” as he was surprised at the description of the size (around 3 metres!).

 

The Australian pointed out that the ‘log’ was actually “swimming against the drift” and Mike was able to confirm that. Mike and his wife eventually could see the reptile quite clearly as they could see it floating on top of the swell, and that it was, indeed, a large crocodile. The Australian said he would follow the crocodile which was moving to the south while Mike headed home to collect his son who had a drone (quad copter) and his telephoto camera equipment.

 

Full story: https://www.phuketgazette.net/uncategorized/3-mete-crocodile-spotted-off-laguna

 
pgazette_logo-20170817.jpg
-- © Copyright Phuket Gazette 2017-08-29

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That is amazing. In phuket. These days with no real habitats near laguna.

He must be lost. Maybe swam in from mayanmar.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Croc off Phuket coast likely farm escapee, says official

Shela Riva

 

1504004934_1-org.jpg

The croc was caught on video last week. Photo: Supplied

 

PHUKET:-- An official from the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) has today told The Phuket News that he believes that a crocodile caught on drone video footage swimming off the coast of Bang Tao Beach on Phuket’s west coast is likely to have escaped from a crocodile farm.

 

The drone footage, sent to The Phuket News last week, begins by showing a panoramic shot of the waters at Bang Tao Beach and them zooms in to show a large crocodile, estimated to be about seven feet long, swimming along the coast.

 

The video was sent along with the message: “I have drone footage of a 7ft crocodile just off the beach of Bang tao.

 

Full Story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/croc-off-phuket-coast-likely-farm-escapee-says-official-63657.php#9mFZRswPtMp5tYHi.97

 
tphuketnews_logo.jpg
-- © Copyright Phuket News 2017-8-29

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So 3m now becomes 7ft.........

I still would not get anywhere near it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

3 metres. VERY large crocodile? Nah. Big enough to kill you but not big enough to justify VERY large.. .

51 minutes ago, topt said:

 

So 3m now becomes 7ft.........

 

3m = 9.84252ft / 7ft = 2.1336m. You got it the wrong way around.

2 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

“I have drone footage of a 7ft crocodile

Headline is wrong...surprise,surprise.

6 hours ago, webfact said:

3 metre crocodile spotted off Laguna

By Tim Newton

Well done Tim. You made the croc grow by 30 odd%

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
24 minutes ago, dinsdale said:

3m = 9.84252ft / 7ft = 2.1336m. You got it the wrong way around.

No - as you then stated the headline (and first article) talks about 3m. The last item says it is 7ft.

 

No wrong or right way and sometimes you don't need a hammer to crack a nut..........:unsure:

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, dinsdale said:

3 metres. VERY large crocodile? Nah. Big enough to kill you but not big enough to justify VERY large.. .

3m = 9.84252ft / 7ft = 2.1336m. You got it the wrong way around.

Headline is wrong...surprise,surprise.

Well done Tim. You made the croc grow by 30 odd%

In the next threat this beast will be 5m long:whistling:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think to remember a similar story about three years ago...maybe the same one grown up! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Felt 35 said:

I think to remember a similar story about three years ago...maybe the same one grown up! 

but no tourist missing, so I believe it's a new croc

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...