Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) successfully captured a 9-foot crocodile near Dhaal atoll at Kandima Resort. The alert was raised at 1600 hrs the previous evening, prompting the MNDF Coast Guard to swiftly mobilize to the location and secure the area.
This incident is not the first of its kind in the Maldives, where occasional crocodile sightings have been documented. Following the capture, the MNDF adhered to the standard procedure of relocating the crocodile away from populated islands, ensuring the safety of residents and visitors alike.
The efficient handling of such incidents by the MNDF underscores the importance of vigilance and prompt action in dealing with wildlife encounters, contributing to the overall safety and security of the picturesque Maldives islands.