Indonesian villagers kill nearly 300 crocodiles in revenge attack
Photographs released by Antara news agency showed bloodied carcasses of the crocodiles in a large pile in the Sorong district of the eastern Indonesian province of West Papua.
The head of Indonesia's Natural Resources Conservation Agency in West Papua said that the 48-year-old victim had entered the crocodile farm and was likely picking grass for animal feed when he was attacked.
"An employee heard someone screaming for help, he quickly went there and saw a crocodile attacking someone," Basar Manullang said in a statement.
But one of the conditions was that the reptiles did not disturb the community, he said.
"To prevent this from happening again, farming licence holders need to secure surrounding areas," said Manullang.
He said his agency was coordinating with police in their investigation.
"Crocodiles are God's creatures that need to be protected too," Manullang said.
(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)
Download The Devdiscourse News App for Latest News.