The nearly 300 crocodiles were killed by angry villagers, after one of their members were killed by one crocodile on a crocodile farm, when he was probably looking for grass to feed his livestock.
Following the death of a man in his 40s, who was killed by a crocodile in the Indonesian state of West Papua, almost 300 crocodiles have been slaughtered in revenge killings.
Reuters report s that after the man was buried Saturday, villagers stormed the farm and killed all the crocodiles there. This was contained in a statement from the head of Indonesia’s Natural Resources Conservation Agency in West Papua, Basar Manullang.
The farm was operating legally and had a license to breed some types of crocodiles, Manullang said, but one of the conditions was that the reptiles do not disturb the community.