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Indonesia crocodile stuck in a tyre for years, now authorities offer a reward for removing it

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Jakarta, Jan 31: A crocodile that headed to the riverbank stuck scooter tyre around its neck for years ago, is still gasping for air. Now the authorities are offering a reward to anyone brave enough to free an enormous 4-metre reptile in Palu.

The poor reptile was first spotted by locals in Palu in 2016 believed to be the nearly 'virtually extinct'.

Indonesia crocodile stuck in a tyre for years, now authorities offer a reward for removing it

"A reward will be given to anyone, who can release the hapless reptile," Central Sulawesi BKSDA chief Hasmuni Hasmar stated in Palu City, Central Sulawesi Province.

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"We're asking the general public not to get close to the crocodile or disturb its habitat," he added.

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The contest will see one brave croc hunter land an unspecified amount of cash.

Local conservation authorities have been trying -- and failing -- for several years to find a way to untangle the crocodile after video showed it gasping for air.

Environmentalists sparked worries the tyre was slowly killing the beast.

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