Flat residents in KL receive surprise visit from unlikely visitor

Boy, this would make an awesome ‘knock, knock’ joke, don’t you think?

Residents of a flat building in Taman Seri Sentosa in Kuala Lumpur, which is located very near to the Klang River, received a late night visit from an unlikely visitor: an adult crocodile.

The New Straits Times reported that several residents claimed that they spotted the reptile in the undergrowth close to the flats at around 10.20pm last Friday.

City Fire and Rescue Department chief operations officer Samsol Maarif Saibani told the daily that a team of Fire and Rescue personnel rushed to the area after being alerted by one of the residents.

“We also alerted the Kuala Lumpur Civil Defence Department on the incident.

“The residents claimed that they saw a crocodile behind their residential area, which was a bushy and muddy area,” Samsol was quoted as saying.

When the team reached the area, the crocodile was reportedly no where to be seen, but Samsol told the daily that the firemen and Civil Defence Department team would be on standby at the scene to catch the crocodile if it shows up again.

This might come as a surprise, but crocodile sightings are pretty common in the Klang River.

Back in 2004, a man claimed that he saw four crocodiles at a stretch of the river next to the Federal Highway.



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