Australian crocodile wranglers FAIL in attempt to remove the band from the reptile neck in Indonesia
Australian outback crocodile wranglers FAIL in their attempt to remove a band from the neck of a ‘boss’ reptile in Indonesia
- Crocodile wrangler Matt Wright failed in his first attempt to save the reptile
- He traveled to Indonesia after following the story online for the past 18 months
- After four days on the water, he said he should return to Australia
- Despite the first failure, Wright is convinced that the team will succeed
Australian crocodile cheeklers have failed in their first attempt to catch a 13-foot reptile with a band around its neck.
Matt Wright, one of the country’s most recognizable naturalists, flew to Indonesia last week after following online reports about the four-meter-long beast.
He spent most of a week trying to catch the reptile, nicknamed “Boss,” in what he said was one of the most difficult things he encountered.
Australian crocodile wrestler Matt Wright said he had failed to remove the band from the neck of the 13-foot reptile (photo)
Mr Wright (pictured with part of the Indonesian team he worked with) followed 18 months ‘boss’ reports before deciding to help his expertise
“We’ve failed, we’ve spent quite some time on the water, we went out last night and didn’t even see him,” Wright said.
“For two weeks he has had people trying to catch him, he’s fed up, he’s over it, he emphasizes, he just wants to lie there and bake in the sun and just enjoy his time.”
‘We are not going to stop until we succeed. We have such a good team here, everyone is busy (and) everyone is doing such a good job.
“We’re going on with this mission and we’re going to catch this crocodile, it’s just time.”
Wright said he would return every few months in the coming year to catch the elusive crocodile.
“I believe the band has been around the crocodile’s neck for a few years now and the crocodile is able to survive and live unaffected,” Wright said on Instagram.
He said that after four days they were still unable to argue with the beast (photo) and he is forced to return to Australia, but he said he would return every coupe of months until they succeed
“Our contacts in Indonesia have shared recent photos of the crocodile, showing that the band looks tighter than ever before, with the poor guy gasping for air and officials who now fear the band will kill the beast slowly.”
But after seeing firsthand things, Wright said the band was not an immediate danger to the crocodile, but it did on time.
As a result, he is convinced that the team will succeed before ‘boss’ gets bigger and starts to choke on the band.
“I really took some good pictures last night, but I wasn’t in my game and I missed,” said Mr Wright in an Instagram update.
‘It’s all about getting the right chance to get a hold of him and they are very few.
Mr. Wright and his team work together with the Central Sulawesi Natural Resources Agency (BKSDA Jakarta) and the Indonesian government to capture the beast.
However, after four failed nights on the water, the Indonesian team is stretched to the limit.
In response, Mr. Wright started with one GoFundMe page to keep the team active and with the resources they need.
Although he had to return to Australia until May, Mr. Wright (photo with wife Kaia) set up a GoFundMe to help raise funds for the local team to continue their rescue efforts