Sun­bathing crocodiles scare res­i­dents

The Star (Jamaica) - - NEWS -

Res­i­dents of Old Har­bour Glades in St Cather­ine say they are scared of two crocodiles that are in the sewage treat­ment ponds which are close to their homes. Win­ston Far­quhar­son, a mem­ber of the com­mu­nity who reached out to THE STAR, noted that they face im­mi­nent dan­ger, as the area in which the crea­tures live is not fully fenced.

“They are also pretty close to road­ways. Per­sons have seen them from time to time sun­bathing, etc, and I am told the smaller one was seen on the road in the ad­join­ing com­mu­nity,” he said.

Point­ing out that both chil­dren and adults are at risk, he said that the res­i­dents have reached out to the au­thor­i­ties who are re­spon­si­ble for safely re­mov­ing the an­i­mals.

“Here’s the dis­ap­point­ing part of this whole thing for me: NEPA (Na­tional En­vi­ron­ment and Plan­ning Agency) has been con­tacted sev­eral times about the mat­ter, and the agency has promised time and again to come and re­move the crocodiles, but the crocodiles are still in the ponds,” an irate Far­quhar­son said.

When THE STAR con­tacted NEPA, they con­firmed that they had re­ceived calls about the pres­ence of the crocodiles.

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