Public left to decide fate of Phuket’s

It seems the future of “Leypang” the crocodile captured in Phuket last August after footage was posted of it swimming off of the coast has be decided at a public meeting held today (November 17).

The meeting was held by the Department of Fisheries which was open to the public and took place at 1pm at the Phuket Coastal Fisheries Research Development Centre in Pa Khlok.

Public left to decide fate of Phuket’s "mongrel croc" Leypang

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Leypang’s fate will be left up to the public to decide since officials have deemed the croc to now be “the property of the nation.”

The announcement of the open invitation to the meeting was made on November 15 by Dr Thon THamrongnawasawat, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Fisheries.

Public left to decide fate of Phuket’s "mongrel croc" Leypang

The announcement also stated that a study of the crocodiles DNA revealed that it was a cross breed between a freshwater crocodile and a siamensis saltwater crocodile.

It was not explained in the announcement how Leypang came to be nor any indication that authorities know where he came from.

As soon as we have news on what the public has decided to do with Leypang we will update you.

Source : Thephuketnews

Content : LovePattayaThailand


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