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Saltwater croc rescued from trap, freed in Palawan

/ 09:11 PM September 05, 2022
A salt water crocodile is being released back to its natural habitat after it was caught by a resident of Barangay Puring in Bataraza town, Palawan province on Sunday, Sept. 4. (Photo courtesy of Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff)

A saltwater crocodile is being released back to its natural habitat after it was caught by a resident of Barangay Puring in Bataraza town, Palawan province on Sunday, Sept. 4. (Photo courtesy of Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff)

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan—An 8.6-foot long saltwater crocodile was caught and turned over to authorities by a resident of Barangay Puring in Bataraza town south of this province on Sunday, Sept. 4.

The reptile, which is 1.3-foot wide, had been turned over to the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS), a local government organization.

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According to the PCSDS, the animal was released back to its natural habitat with the help of Bataraza police and the municipal disaster risk reduction and management office.

Last month, a 2.21-meter-long juvenile saltwater crocodile was rescued after it was entangled in nylon ropes at Barangay Macarascas in this city.

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Villagers found the trapped crocodile in a mangrove area and was rescued by a team from the PCSDS and Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center. INQ

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