This picture taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows a crocodile, with a motorcycle tyre around its neck, sun bathing by the riverbanks, in Palu, Central Sulawesi. AFP
The contest will see one brave croc hunter land an unspecified amount of cash, but it will mean coming face to face with the 13-foot (4-metre) reptile Palu, the capital of Central Sulawesi.
Local conservation authorities have been trying — and failing — for several years to find a way to untangle the croc after video showed it gasping for air.
That sparked worries the tyre was slowly killing the beast.
After a recent sighting, the province's governor instructed his resource-strapped conservation agency to figure out how to end years of fruitless attempts.
The agency offered few details on the reward, or how outsiders might pull off the task.
But its chief — who said the cash would come out of his own pocket — warned that he was not calling on amateurs to hunt down the reptile, but rather addressing people with a background in wildlife rescue and a thirst for conservation.
"We're asking the general public not to get close to the crocodile or disturb its habitat," said Hasmuni Hasmar, head of the Central Sulawesi Natural Resources Conservation Agency.
An eight-foot-long crocodile was rescued from a roadside drain in the tourist resort of Chiplun.
Fearing that their pets could contract the virus, nervy or panic-stricken owners in China have put face masks on them, with slits for the eyes.
A viral video has been circulating on UAE social networking sites showing animals suffering from disease prompting the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment to clarify that the video was an old one.
'The UAE has decided to renew, from today and for a renewable period of two weeks, the suspension of entry of all foreign nationals holding valid UAE residence visa, in a bid to contain the spread the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure their safety.
The ministry also announced that 35 cases fully recovered from the virus, after receiving treatment, bringing the total recovered cases to 96.
The Ministry said a 62-year old Asian expat and a 78-year old GCC national who tested positive for COVID-19 died due to complications related to chronic diseases. This brings death toll to eight.
"Considering the problems of overseas Pakistanis it has been decided that the first flight would land at Islamabad International Airport on April 4. All passengers will be sent in quarantine and tested for COVID-19. Those tested negative will be sent home through special arrangement of transport," Asad Umar said.