Croc wrangler joins Indonesia bid to save tyre-tied reptile


The crocodile swims with a motorcycle tyre stuck around its neck in Palu, Indonesia, in January 2018. The reptile made headlines last month after a competition was rolled out offering punters a financial reward for any brave individual who captures the 4m-long beast. – EPA pic, February 13, 2020.

AN Australian television personality has thrown his hat in the ring to help capture a giant Indonesian crocodile and remove a motorcycle tyre stuck around its neck.

Matt Wright, host of National Geographic’s Monster Croc Wrangler programme, was on the island of Sulawesi today with a team using traps baited with duck, a drone and even a harpoon in a bid to reel in the reptile.


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