The 2.8 metre long reptile, weighing about 200kg was caught by the Sarawak Forestry Corporation’s Swift Wildlife Action Team (SWAT) in Sungai Batang, Mukah.

SIBU: A crocodile, believed to have devoured a man who went missing about 10 days ago, has been caught today.

The 2.8 metre long reptile, weighing about 200kg, was caught by the Sarawak Forestry Corporation’s Swift Wildlife Action Team (SWAT) in Sungai Batang, Mukah near here.

It was learnt that the unit had used 13 baits, installed in a five kilometres radius from the last spot the victim was seen, to lure to crocodile during the special operation this morning.

The corporation, in a statement today, said a group of villagers who are familiar with the area, also joined in the operation.

The crocodile was said to be aggressive when caught by the team, the statement revealed.

It was reported that Sili Ismail, 60, had gone fishing at the river but failed to return home.

Acting on a report lodged by his family, the Fire and Rescue Department deployed a search team and found the victim’s boat by the river bank.

The team came to conclusion that Sili was attacked by a crocodile based on the bite marks found on the victim’s boat.

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