Family comes 'face-to-face' with 1.5m crocodile at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Submitted by Stomper Colt

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Stomper Colt visited the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve yesterday morning (Feb 25) with his two sons as part of Poi Ching School's Dads for Life programme.

Fifteen minutes into their walk, a scaly object in the water caught Colt's eye.

Colt described his experience:

"On closer inspection I realised that it was a crocodile!

"I estimated the crocodile to be around 1.5m to 1.6m in length from its snout to the tip of its tail.

"It was probably four to five metres away from the platform we were walking on, lying motionless and nonchalant to the attention it had attracted, until it had enough of us and calmly retreated into the water and swam towards the open water.

"It is amazing that we actually got the chance to ogle at a wild crocodile in close proximity.

"So kudos to NParks for giving us this amazing experience.

"Speaking for myself and my kids, we did not feel for a moment that our life was in threat when we were face-to-face with this amazing creature.

"Likewise the crocodile was as chill as it could be.

"That said, I'd still like to remind visitors to any nature park to keep a safe distance when in close encounter with any wild animals and to practice restraint and respect for each other.

"As for my kids, now they will have an amazing story to tell their friends when they return to school on Monday."