NEPA issues crocodile alert for waters at Fort Clarence in St. Catherine
The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is warning persons to desist from entering the water, offshore Fort Clarence in St. Catherine, at this time.
This amidst reports of crocodiles in the water.
In a statement last evening, NEPA said crocodiles have been known to venture from their usual habitat, following a heavy rain.
The animals may find themselves in areas that they are not typically known to occupy, and the public is being advised to exercise caution, particularly in places close to their habitat.
NEPA is reminding persons that crocodiles are protected under the wildlife protection act, and it is illegal to kill, catch, or molest these reptiles.
Persons may contact NEPA at its toll-free number, 888-991-5005 or contact the nearest police station, if they spot a crocodile in areas outside their habitat.