Poor Croc Has Huge Tyre Trapped Around Neck For Years - ViralTab

Poor Croc Has Huge Tyre Trapped Around Neck For Years

Story By: Alex Cope, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report

Authorities are offering a cash prize to anyone who can remove a tyre from around this huge crocodile’s neck as the animal has been stuck in the rubber prison for years.

The Central Sulawesi Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA Central Sulawesi) has announced the contest to remove the tyre from around the neck of the crocodile often spotted in the Palu RIver in the Indonesian province of Central Sulawesi.

Reports said the crocodile, which measures four metres (13 feet) in length, was first spotted caught in the tyre in 2016.


The authorities and conservationists have previously tried to catch crocodile to help it but they failed to do so.

The agency said they were offering an unspecificed reward for anyone who manages to “save the crocodile from the tyre”.

Agency chief Hasmuni Hasmar said a non-profit organisation from Australia had previously helped try to catch the reptile but to no avail.

The animal is often seen swimming in the waters which connect the Palu Bay with the Palu River.

Longki Djanggola, the Governor of Central Sulawesi, said the contest had been launched in the hope the animal is freed from the tyre this year.

The authorities are offering a cash reward although the amount has not been reported.

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Alex Cope

I am a senior writer and editor of the Golders news agency specialising in sports news from around the world.