A mob of villagers has killed nearly 300 crocodiles in the Indonesian province of West Papua in revenge for the death of a man killed by a crocodile at a breeding farm.
Armed with knives, hammers, shovels, ropes and clubs, villagers killed 292 crocodiles, from large, 2-meter-long adults to babies. Images released by local media show bloodied animal carcasses piled high.
As many as 40 police officers tried to stop the killings, but the crowd had swelled to 600. Witnesses said policemen came to the scene but were too outnumbered to stop the mob. Witnesses will be questioned to determine if the breeding farm had been negligent.
Killing a protected species is a crime in Indonesia that could result in a fine or imprisonment. Still, no charges have been brought against anyone involved in the mass cull. Indonesian law enforcement agencies have promised a complete probe into the incident.
breeding farm：名詞，養殖場，育種場。例句：She runs her breeding farm successfully.（她成功經營養殖場。）
outnumber：動詞，數量上超過。例句：In China and India, men outnumber women on a massive scale.（在中國與印度，男性人數大幅超過女性。）
cull：名詞／動詞，撲殺（動物）。例句：Some 10 million poultry have been culled.（約有1000萬家禽遭到撲殺。）