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Locals in Odisha rescue a huge crocodile from pond in Malkangiri

THE ASIAN AGE. | AKSHAYA KUMAR SAHOO
Published : Aug 7, 2018, 1:03 am IST
Updated : Aug 7, 2018, 1:03 am IST

According to reports, panic gripped the village under Kalimela block after a crocodile was spotted in a pond six months ago.

Residents of Kalimela in Odisha’s Malkangiri district on Monday successfully rescued a huge crocodile from a pond.
 Residents of Kalimela in Odisha’s Malkangiri district on Monday successfully rescued a huge crocodile from a pond.

Malkangiri: Residents of Kalimela in Odisha’s Malkangiri district on Monday successfully rescued a huge crocodile from a pond.

The six-foot-long crocodile was caught by the villagers with the help of a net in the pond.

 

Later, they handed over the reptile to the forest department.

According to reports, panic gripped the village under Kalimela block after a crocodile was spotted in a pond six months ago.

Although the villagers had informed the forest officials for rescue, the latter denied to catch the crocodile and suggested them get it out from the pond on their own efforts.

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