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Death of wild crocodile a mystery

Death of saltwater crocodile - probably one of the largest to have roamed wild here - a mystery

Published on May 4, 2014 7:56 AM
 

A 400kg crocodile, probably one of the largest to have roamed wild here in decades, has been found dead on the Kranji Reservoir grounds.

Fondly nicknamed Barney by anglers, its death has puzzled experts as the creature had seemed relatively young and healthy, and had no visible injuries.

National water agency PUB, which oversees the area, said it was informed about the dead reptile about three weeks ago.

The 3.6m-long saltwater crocodile was disposed of at a nearby farm.

 
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