Crocodile threatening beachgoers caught in Thailand

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Bangkok, July 29 (IANS) An elusive crocodile, spotted in several popular beaches in southern Thailand’s Phuket, was caught on Sunday after 11 days of search.

The Phuket government said the female reptile, 2.5 meters in length, was scooped into a large trawl net off a beach on the west coast of Phuket on Sunday morning, reports Xinhua news agency.

The crocodile is now being taken to the Phuket Coastal Fisheries Research and Development Centre.

The department said the crocodile has been illegally raised as the crocodile catching team failed to find any marks of registration.

–IANS

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