Authorities at Khao Yai National Park have given a stern warning to tourists, ordering them to stop taunting the park’s pair of two-meter-long crocodiles.
The warning came after officials spotted visitors tempting the beasts with their feet.
The reptiles first hit the headlines last year when they were seen swimming around a waterhole in the park, which is not a natural habitat for crocs.
The pair have since become a tourist attraction in themselves. Park authorities initially planned to catch the animals and take them to another park better suited to their way of life, but as they seemed to be thriving in Khao Yai and not damaging the natural environment, they were allowed to stay.
Now park authorities worry that a tourist could lose a leg or even their lives to the crocodiles.
Khao Yai National Park chief Manot Kanphanakngan described the behavior of some tourists as “very worrying.”
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