Crocodiles Caught in Battambang’s Sanke River

Battambang: A report says that villagers caught two crocodiles in a river in Banan District, Battambang. The area of the Sangke River is being checked to find more.

The Banan District Inspector said on the afternoon of May 6 that there two crocodiles were taken by villagers at different locations.

He said that on the afternoon of May 3, a 32-year-old villager named Soth Sokheng, who lives in Toul Chieng village, went down to the Stung Sangke, just west of his house. At that time, he found a crocodile sitting on the shore at the water’s edge. He jumped on the beast weighing around 10 kilograms and caught it.

Another crocodile, weighing about 30 kilograms, was caught by another villager at 9pm on May 4, when he went down to the river near his house.

Villagers said they had never seen crocs in the river before.

Some on social media say that the crocs are part of a group which escaped from a local farm, but this has not been confirmed.

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