Frequent question: Does Bangkok have alligators?

Are there alligators in Bangkok?

So far no crocodile has been caught in Bangkok, but there have been unconfirmed sightings from people living alongside the canals and river. Private posses will receive $120 for any crocodiles caught, The Bangkok Post reported, quoting the chief of the Fisheries Department.

Do they have alligators in Thailand?

Thailand – the most croc-infested country in the world – is home to a thriving ‘reptile ranching’ industry that supplies the world with gator and crocodile skins, the Sydney Times reported.

Is it safe to swim in Thailand waters?

The clear warm waters are enticing, and are pretty safe for most of the year. The sea does contain dangerous creatures, such as sea snakes, lionfish, stonefish and jellyfish. However, it’s only really jellyfish that could concern swimmers, and these are not much of a problem on Thailand’s Andaman coast.

Do crocodiles eat humans?

The two species with the most well-known and documented reputation for preying on humans are the Nile crocodile and saltwater crocodile, and these are the perpetrators of the vast majority of both fatal and non-fatal crocodilian attacks.

How far out to sea do crocodiles go?

It is estimated that they can be carried out approximately (on average) about 48km (or 30 miles). There have been extensive studies on crocodiles and their ability to ride out ocean waves and currents, especially in the Australian region.

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