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Outback Wrangler looks to save croc with tyre around its neck

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It’s a tricky problem that requires a complex solution: how do you get a tyre off the neck of a wild crocodile?

It's a tricky problem that requires a complex solution: how do you get a tyre off the neck of a wild crocodile?

It's been a dilemma for outback wrangler Matt Wright for the past 18 months.

An Indonesian crocodile has had a tyre around its neck for a few years, but as it gets bigger, the tyre gets tighter.

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"Our contacts in Indo have shared recent pictures of the croc which show the tyre looking tighter than ever before with the poor fella gasping for air and officials now fearing the tyre is slowly killing the beast," Wright wrote on Instagram.

"We've been talking to contacts on the ground working out a plan of attack and have decided to make the journey over to Indonesia this month to track down, capture and remove the tyre from the animal's neck and safely release him back into the wild."

It's not a simple task, which is why local authorities are offering a reward to help it.

The reward is coming out of Central Sulawesi National Resources Conservation Agency head Hasmuni Hasmar's own pocket, though he has not said how much the payment will be.

The 4m beast is believed to be a Siamese crocodile, an endangered species.

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Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/entertainment/outback-wrangler-looks-to-save-crocodile-with-tyre-around-its-neck/fe1b7eb5-8426-4605-9dec-91bbcda80db1

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