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    Croc off Phuket beach?


    Source: Khaosod

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    Source: Thairath

    Thai newspapers reporting this apparent crocodile sighting off Phuket's Mai Khao beach yesterday, estimated length 3m.
    A boat was sent out from the Marine Resources Research and Development Unit, however failed to locate the crocodile in a 2hr search.
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    pic certainly looks like one.

    he couldn`t have been too hungry if there`s no one missing
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    Khaosod: Dr Prasad from the Marine Resources Research and Development Unit observed from the beach with the aid of a telephoto lens he confirmed the creature to be a crocodile.

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    So it is possible - Wiki says:
    The saltwater crocodile was historically known to be widespread throughout south-east Asia, but is now extinct throughout much of this range. This species has not been reported in the wild for decades in most of Indochina and is extinct in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and possibly Cambodia. The status of this species is critical within much of Myanmar, but there is a stable population of many large adults present in the Irrawaddy Delta.
    Because of its tendency to travel very long distances at sea, individual saltwater crocodiles have been known to occasionally appear in areas far away from their general range.
    and it could have escaped (floods) from a commercial farming operation

    The Nation March 9, 2013
    Thailand is believed to have more than 200 crocodiles in the wild nationwide, while some 200,000 Siamese and 20,000 saltwater crocs are being bred in the 800 commercial crocodile farms across the country.

    or just be on holiday from Ranong . . .

    this diagram: Current Distribution of Crocodylus porosus



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    Saltwater crocodiles were historically present throughout coastal Thailand including around the Bay of Bangkok and along both the east and west coasts of the Malay Peninsula. Around the Bay of Bangkok the species was once present within the Bangkok area, the Petchaburi River and other areas. Along the eastern coast of the Malay Peninsula populations were known from the Chumphon River in Chumphon province, waterways near Phunphin along Bandon Bay and the island in Ko Samui in Surat Thani province, waterways near Pak Phanang in Nakhon Si Thammarat province, the Saiburi River of Pattani province and Pa Pru in Narathiwat province near the border with Thailand.
    Along the western coast of the Malay Peninsula populations formerly existed on the island of Ko Tarutao in Satun province, within the Trang River of Trang Province and on Phuket Island (Ratanakorn 1993).
    A few saltwater crocodiles were found in Phuket Island during the early 1990s, but these are believed to have been itinerants from a neighboring range state (Myanmar, Malaysia or Indonesia) and most of Phuket's crocodile habitat has been destroyed (Ratanakorn et al. 1994).
    The only portion of Thailand which may still hold resident saltwater crocodiles is the Ranong River within Ranong province along the border with Myanmar. Crocodiles are occasionally sighted in the river and there are even reports of successful breeding, but these have yet to be confirmed (Webb et al. 2010). Given that it is likely the species persists within the neighboring Tanintharyi state of Myanmar it certainly seems possible that a resident population may remain within the Ranong River region.

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    I bet the tourist that saw it got a fright.

    It must have gone to a hiding spot, that water is so clear it would be easy to spot from a distance.
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    Its a log.

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    Phuket Tourists Warned of Holiday Snaps: Crocodile Sighted off Mai Khao Beach

    Monday, November 4, 2013
    PHUKET: Tourists have been advised not to swim at Phuket's northern beaches after a three-metre crocodile was spotted in the water yesterday.

    The sighting came at Mai Khao beach about 3pm and was confirmed by authorities using zoom binoculars.

    So far, there's no explanation for the appearance of the crocodile, although some escaped from a farm in Phang Nga, the province north of Phuket, earlier this year.


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    Quote Originally Posted by briofoz View Post
    Its a log.
    crocs don`t usually swim with their whole body exposed,especially their tails...might well be a croc o sh1te!
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    ^ maybe a series of fake ones off the Patong and Karon beaches would improve water safety:

    or something like this?





    There were two crocs reported off Sattahip naval base last year, didn't bite anyone though
    SATTAHIP – June 3, 2012 [PDN]; Rear Admiral Vinai Royal Thai Navy was notified by Captain Aphakorn Yukongkaew that they had found the two large crocodiles near a diving point on the north of Juang Island, Sattahip, Chonburi province.
    The crocs were spotted two days ago. The officers photographed the two reptiles; one large and the other one smaller.

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    Out of all the nasty dangerous animals in Australia. Which one kills the most people? Anyone care to have a guess?
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    Guess, ummm how about the dog Tick, bastards kill a lot of cattle.

    Ok just looked it up and not surprised, knew it had to be a little fcuker, they are just so nasty.
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    mosquito?....
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    Is what I would have said.

    Riding accidents.
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    For wild nasty things, the Funnel Web spider. Quad bikes are becoming a big killer on rural properties of late more so than horses. Might have to install roll cages on quads in the not too distant future but not sure how to do the same with horses, jontymate ?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1080 View Post
    not sure how to do the same with horses, jontymate ?????
    Ejection seats? It'll fry the horse though, which is a shame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jontymate View Post



    Is what I would have said.

    Riding accidents.
    Knocked out cold a few times by a amorous stallion or a non receptive mare to make boom boom.55555 In end I could see the stallions eyes see me walk in to the stable and horn up. Bit like getting involved in a Thai farang relationship to happen after a short time for getting to know each other. It is me that gets kicked in the head. 5555555
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    Quote Originally Posted by jontymate View Post
    Knocked out cold a few times by a amorous stallion or a non receptive mare to make boom boom.55555 In end I could see the stallions eyes see me walk in to the stable and horn up. Bit like getting involved in a Thai farang relationship to happen after a short time for getting to know each other. It is me that gets kicked in the head. 5555555
    I worked on Dude ranch when I was a kid (court orders!55). I learned quickly to respect power of the little horsies. I got throw about a dozen times in the first two weeks. I soon learned that they where more stubborn than me!!555

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    I'm worried about the direction this thread is taking... I don't even think we have an animal husbandry section I can bump it up to any more...
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    or just move the last ten irrelevant to this topic posts to their own thread about, well, whatever!
    So often I have to scroll up to see what thread i am reading, posts having no relation whatsoever to the thread title.
    The random 'throw it out there and see what sticks' approach to forum posting.

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