Battle of the crocodiles at Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve

on 3rd March 2019
Image by Shanmuga Sundaram.

Shanmuga Sundaram managed to video two crocodiles battling each other at the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. A mighty clash indeed.

Things are getting exciting at the reserve with the presence of the Estuarine Crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus) some years ago – see also HERE.

Another large reptile present at the reserve is the Malayan Water Monitor (Varanus salvator). Many can be seen sunning themselves along paths, at the water edge and in the many freshwater ponds around LINK.

Image by Shanmuga Sundaram.

Compared to the monitor lizards, Estuarine Crocodiles are less conspicuous. Not so the many signs warning visitors of their presence.

Image by Shanmuga Sundaram.

According to Clarinda Yap “Our favourite croc, the one without it’s tail, won the fight with a thunderous whack to it’s opponent, sending it fleeing for life. They both came to rest directly beneath the main bridge. No visible injuries seen, just some shattered ego that’s all.” Background information on the tailless crocodile and be found HERE.

Shanmuga Sundaram & Clarinda Yap
19th February 2019

This post is a cooperative effort between Birds, Insects N Creatures Of Asia and BESG to bring the study of birds and their behaviour through photography and videography to a wider audience.

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YC Wee

Dr Wee played a significant role as a green advocate in Singapore through his extensive involvement in various organizations and committees: as Secretary and Chairman for the Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch), and with the Nature Society (Singapore) as founding President (1978-1995). He has also served in the Nature Reserve Board (1987-1989), Nature Reserves Committee (1990-1996), National Council on the Environment/Singapore Environment Council (1992-1996), Work-Group on Nature Conservation (1992) and Inter-Varsity Council on the Environment (1995-1997). He is Patron of the Singapore Gardening Society and was appointed Honorary Museum Associate of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) in 2012. In 2005, Dr Wee started the Bird Ecology Study Group. With more than 6,000 entries, the website has become a valuable resource consulted by students, birdwatchers and researchers locally and internationally. The views and opinions expressed in this article are his own, and do not represent those of LKCNHM, the National University of Singapore or its affiliated institutions.

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