One-tonne croc dies after capture
KLANG: A 6m-long crocodile weighing about a tonne died after it was rescued from a dam, where it was trapped.
The crocodile strayed into the Kapar Energy Ventures dam, at 11.45pm, two days ago.
Sungai Pinang Fire and Rescue Department chief Zaidi Ahtan said 14 firemen were despatched to the scene.
However, the crocodile was only found about 5am, stuck in a 9m-deep and narrow section of the dam.
After a five-hour rescue effort, the crocodile was hauled up about 10am.
“We used chain locks and special equipment to haul the crocodile out of the dam,” said Zaidi.
The crocodile was later brought to the station, but it died before it was handed over to the Selangor Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan).
Selangor Perhilitan director Abd Rahim Othman said they had requested the station to help in transporting the carcass to Paya Indah Wetlands in Sepang.
“A post-mortem will be conducted by the veterinarian there to determine the cause of death, time, species, gender and age, among others,” he told the New Straits Times yesterday.
Fire and Rescue Department officers with the crocodile that was rescued from a dam in Klang yesterday.