Indonesian authorities encourage everyone who has a motorcycle tyre, wrapped around his neck, to save a saltwater crocodile and stay on it. The competitions will see a courageous croc hunter land an unspecified amount of cash, however, the 13-foot Palu reptile, Central Sulawesi capital, will face up.
For several years, local conservation authorities have tried–and struggled–to find a way to untangle this croc because video showed it gasping for air.
The tire was slowly killing the beast, which raised concerns. The Governor of the province ordered its conservation agency to find out how years of fruitless efforts can be ended following a recent sighting.
The agency gave few specifics about the award or how those outside the agency could get away with it.
But his leader who said the money would come from his pocket warned him that he did not appeal to amateurs to hunt the reptiles but to people with wildlife rescue and conservation concerns.
“We’re asking the general public not to get close to the crocodile or disturb its habitat,” said Hasmuni Hasmar, head of the Central Sulawesi Natural Resources Conservation Agency.