Search on for stricken croc

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PALU (AFP) – Indonesian conservation officials are racing to locate and rescue a saltwater crocodile that has had a motorbike tyre wrapped around its neck for more than a year on the island of Sulawesi. The crocodile, measuring around 4 metres long, has been spotted in a river running through Palu since 2016. But a recent video shot by a local showed the reptile gasping for air with officials fearing the tyre is slowly killing the beast. Conservation agency head Haruna said the agency lacked equipment to rescue it, adding their attempts to locate the animal have so far proved fruitless.

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