Crocodile found in Phuket temple’s pond

Phuket –

A 120 centimeters long crocodile was found in a pond inside a temple in Phuket.

The Phuket Fisheries Office was notified yesterday (September 2nd) that a crocodile was found in a pond in a temple on the Toh Sae Hill in Rassada sub-district, Mueang Phuket district.

Officials went to the temple to find the crocodile at 120 centimeters long. Monks in the temple said they have no idea who released the crocodile in the pond. They are afraid that the crocodile might hurt other people who feed turtles in the pond.

The crocodile was removed from the pond. The Phuket Fisheries Office said crocodiles are protected animals with permission need for possession.

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Goong is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and Chonburi, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.