Crocodiles are one of the most hideous creatures that exist on Earth. Even just looking at their appearance can send someone running for their lives. Especially that they have such a huge mouth that even the body of an adult human can surely fit.
This is why crocodiles are often kept in isolation or are in rivers where only a few or no people at all can go to. However, despite efforts to keep crocodiles safe in their natural habitat, there is this one crocodile in Palu River, Indonesia who got a tire stuck in its neck.
According to Daily Mail, it was believed that the tire came from a Vespa scooter thrown into the estuary. The object has been spotted on the creature since 2016.
Since then, the endangered Siamese crocodile has survived an earthquake and a tsunami that struck the region in 2018, but the tire hasn’t budged.
Insider reports that the Siamese crocodile, a species native to southeast Asia that’s critically endangered, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Fewer than 1,000 of the crocodiles are thought to be left in the wild.
As the creature’s body is also growing, the tire may become a hindrance for it to breath or eat its prey. This is why Central Sulawesi’s Natural Resources Conservation Agency stepped up and offered a reward to anyone *brave* enough to remove the tire from the beast’s neck.
Although the amount of the reward was an unspecified amount of money, Hasmuni Hasmar, the head of the agency said that it would come out of his own pocket as the agency is strapped for cash.
He also stressed out that he only encourages professionals to try the hard challenge as amateurs may only risk their lives knowing that the crocodile is now at 13-feet in length.
So? Is anyone out there up for this challenge?