For years visitors have known about the presence of the Estuarine Crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus) in Singapore’s Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. There are prominent signs around but few take them seriously LINK (left, by KC Tsang). These crocs were elusive and few visitors actually encountered them. The large Malayan Water Monitors (Varanus salvator) have always been more visible than the much larger crocs LINK.
Even the video clip below, uploaded on 6th September 2013 by Jeremiah Loei failed to get the attention of the public.
Then came November 2013 when a group of visitors encountered a large croc lying across the main footpath in the reserve. Once the image was uploaded onto the net, people became aware of the possible threat of these large reptiles to life and limbs.
The Straits Times ran a piece on the encounter LINK. And Channel News Asia arranged an interview with Nature Consultant Subaraj Rajathurai.
And of course people are still writing to the print media… (below).