Croc struggles with tyre stuck round neck for two years (Video)

IT is a painful life for a crocodile that has a scooter tyre around its neck for two years. The reptile was first spotted in a river in Indonesia.

The poor reptile was first spotted by locals in Palu, Sulawesi, in 2016 when it had headed to the riverbank with the tyre around its neck, gasping for air.

The Siamese crocodile, was again recently again when it peeked out of water helplessly for air at the Indonesian riverbank.

The Central Sulawesi Natural Resource Conservation Agency, with the help of seven volunteers, is trying to lure the crocodile to dry land so that the tyre could be removed.

"We have made a crocodile trap but cannot use it because we lack technical force capable of controlling wild crocodiles," Mulyadi, an official with Indonesia Conservation Board, said.

"We have tried to lure it with chicken or meat but it never touches it. This crocodile has grown to four metres in length and its head is about 40 cm long. Its body is getting bigger and the tyre which should be 14 inches, is stifling it.

"If the tyre is not removed immediately, it will strangle the crocodile in next few months because of its growing body."

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