Watch: Crocodile enters UP village, captured by forest officials

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Apr 22, 2016 16:58 IST
A crocodile which entered a village in Uttar Pradesh on Friday will be released in the National Chambal Sanctuary. (ANI Photo)

A crocodile was captured by forest officials on Friday after it entered a residential area in a village in Uttar Pradesh’s Firozabad.

The crocodile will be released in River Chamba in the National Chambal Sanctuary, an official said.

The incident comes after photographs of a crocodile on the Morjim beach in Goa had gone viral last year. Crocodiles are commonly found in the hinterland in marshy rivers, but there have rarely been instances of the aquatic reptiles sighted on the state’s beaches, which are visited by at least three million tourists annually.

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