The neighborhood alert went up when Plutaluang residents spotted three crocodiles in a local canal.
The crocs were spotted in the drainage canal that runs from the Plutaluang Golf Course to the sea. Local fishermen said that the reptiles were spotted near the tunnel that runs under the road, which is approximately 1 meter wide. They swam and hid themselves in the tunnel after being spotted and didn’t show up again.
Plutaluang Sub-district Chief Sumet Siripan said locals tried to lure the crocodiles out with chickens, but that didn’t work and no one was brave enough to venture closer to the tunnel. So officials will wait until the crocs are seen again and call the Department of Forestry and the Sawang Viroj Foundation to capture them.
It is believed the crocodiles escaped from a local farm, as they never have been seen naturally in the area before.
A villager points to the area where he and others spotted 3 crocodiles.