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Crocodile at large in jogging park

Published 27/09/2011 | 08:42

Malaysian officials have been trying to capture a crocodile that was sighted at a jogging park lake
Malaysian officials have been trying to capture a crocodile that was sighted at a jogging park lake

A crocodile sighted at a jogging park lake has eluded Malaysian officials who set traps and partially drained the water to capture it.

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The four-foot crocodile was first spotted sunbathing beside the lake the size of a football field in Miri city on Borneo island on September 12.

Authorities suspect the freshwater crocodile was dumped there by an owner who lost interest in it. Some Borneo residents keep exotic pets.

Iqbal Abdollah of the Miri civil defence department said officials have not snared the crocodile.

Work to drain the lake was halted for fear the fish might die.

Mr Iqbal said that such crocodiles were not dangerous because they ate only fish and small mammals - but officials may erect signboards warning people about it.

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