My my, look at this 3.4m-long crocodile in drain at Sungei Kadut

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A 3.4m-long saltwater crocodile was spotted in a drain at Sungei Kadut on Friday morning (June 21).

In response to a Stomp query, the National Parks Board (NParks) said it was alerted to the sighting of the Estuarine crocodile at 8.20am.

The crocodile is believed to have entered the drainage system from Sungei Pang Sua.

Several Stompers alerted Stomp to a video showing the reptile lying in the drain as passers-by and workers looked on.

A circulated photo also shows the crocodile on a pavement after being secured.

Mr How Choon Beng, director of wildlife management at NParks, told Stomp in a statement: "NParks officers worked with our trained contractors to secure the crocodile.

"It has since been translocated to a crocodile farm."

Members of the public who encounter a crocodile are advised to stay calm and back away slowly.

"They should not approach, provoke, or feed the animal," added Mr How.

The public may also call the Animal Response Centre at 1800-476-1600 or contact NParks at www.avs.gov.sg/feedback to report the encounter.

National water agency PUB said it is aware of the incident, adding: "PUB officers will be patrolling the surrounding drains in Sungei Kadut and the nearby Kranji Reservoir over the next few days to ensure that there are no further crocodile sightings."

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