Rare Animal Sightings Animal sightings: Resident spots croc at Sungei Buloh wetlands

Animal sightings: Resident spots croc at Sungei Buloh wetlands

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Some concerned over increase in crocodile sightings

SINGAPORE: It’s a bird…it’s a plane…no, it’s a croc at Sungei Buloh wetlands.

After a resident shared a photo of a crocodile spotted at Sungei Buloh wetlands, a handful of netizens expressed their surprise and concern over the animal sighting.

An online user shared a photo of a crocodile with the Singapore Wildlife Sightings Facebook group on Monday (Aug 21). “Spotted a croc at Sungei Buloh wetlands,” the caption read.

Image: FB screengrab / Singapore Wildlife Sightings

A handful of online users took to the comments section of the post to express their surprise and share their concerns over the sighting.

“The sightings are becoming more common,” said one.

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“I’m too scared to walk there because of them,” said another. “I don’t want to chance a hungry one and they move very fast apparently!”

A third shared a piece of trivia on the animal, saying “It’s an estuarine crocodile, non-venomous.”

Image: FB screengrab / Singapore Wildlife Sightings

Image: FB screengrab / Singapore Wildlife Sightings

Image: FB screengrab / Singapore Wildlife Sightings

Image: FB screengrab / Singapore Wildlife Sightings

Image: FB screengrab / Singapore Wildlife Sightings

Image: FB screengrab / Singapore Wildlife Sightings

Others encouraged residents to be cautious, with one saying “There’s a few there…just beware.”

“Be very careful, guys,” wrote another.

However, one pointed out, “He is a resident crocodile. Nothing to shout or (be) alarmed about.”

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Image: FB screengrab / Singapore Wildlife Sightings

Image: FB screengrab / Singapore Wildlife Sightings

Image: FB screengrab / Singapore Wildlife Sightings

Image: FB screengrab / Singapore Wildlife Sightings

Another netizen commented the increase in crocodile sightings does not necessarily mean a rise in the reptile population. “We are seeing ‘more’ crocodiles as every’one has a high quality camera aka your iPhone or android phones,” the comment read. “The population is still stable and monitored by Nparks.

“The young crocodiles that have been spotted does not mean a population boom as most if not all will not survive to adulthood. They are prey for anything bigger than them, birds, fish and other crocodiles.”

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Image: FB screengrab / Singapore Wildlife Sightings

Image: FB screengrab / Singapore Wildlife Sightings

Image: FB screengrab / Singapore Wildlife Sightings

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