Locals in Nakhon Pathom Stumble Upon Unexpected Crocodile Sighting

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Nakhon Pathom locals witnessed a large crocodile near the “Kamnan Nok” residence where no crocodile farm is in the area.

On September 30th, 2023, Mr. Athit Phummuang, a volunteer from a local animal and reptile charity foundation, received a report from a former village headman, Takong Subdistrict, Mueang District, Nakhon Pathom Province, that locals witnessed a 2-meter-long crocodile in an irrigation canal nearby the somewhat notorious “Kamnan Nok” residence.

A volunteer team was dispatched to the scene all geared up to catch the crocodile. After observing 30 minutes for the target, the team successfully recovered the crocodile with a fishing net. The croc’s estimated weight was 20 kilograms and was almost 2 meters long.
An unidentified local police officer said that in this vicinity, there is no crocodile farm. However, about 1 year ago, one of the locals claimed to witness a crocodile in an irrigation canal.

Consequently, the volunteer team sent a request to the Fisheries Provincial Office to take custody of and safely nurture the crocodile.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Pattaya News, owned by our parent company TPN media.

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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for five years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.