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Rejected by zoo, crocodile ends up on cooking pans

Rejected by zoo, crocodile ends up on cooking pans Ciputat residents in South Tangerang, Banten, hold a crocodile that they caught from a nearby river on June 8. (Via
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Jakarta   ●   Fri, June 29, 2018 2018-06-29 14:03 1050 a7124a1e87885b91d244660f9eb6060e 1 City crocodiles,South-Tangerang,cooking,river Free

Residents of Ciputat in South Tangerang, Banten, have reportedly killed a crocodile that they found in a river near Jl. KH Dewantara and distributed its meat for meals.

South Tangerang Police criminal unit chief Adj. Comr. Alexander Yurikho reported that on Thursday afternoon, a resident living by the riverbank on Jl. KH Dewantara saw a crocodile about 2 meters in length swimming in the river.

The resident then asked his neighbors to catch the aquatic reptile, so they killed it and distributed its meat to local residents.

“I think the residents want to taste crocodile meat,” Alexander said on Thursday as quoted by

The alleged owner of the animal, local resident A. Karyana, claimed that the animal had fled his cage.

Previously, there were plans to move the crocodile to a breeding site, with Taman Safari Indonesia in Bogor, West Java, and Ragunan Zoo in South Jakarta as options, but the zoos’ management said there was no room it, Karyana said. (vny)