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Goa: Dead crocodile spotted on Miramar beach

A carcass of the crocodile was spotted on Monday on Goa's Miramar beach nearly 10 days after an aquatic reptile was sighted at Morjim beach in Goa.

india Updated: Jul 27, 2015 15:34 IST
Dead crocodile on Miramar beach,Crocodile spotted on Goa beach
A crocodile was spotted by a local Nilesh Bagkar on the Morjim beach of Goa on July 16, 2015. Bagkar's posted the pictures on Facebook which went viral. (Photo courtsey: Nilesh Bagkar's post on Facebook)

A dead crocodile was found at Goa's Miramar beach near Panaji, barely 10 days after another crocodile was seen crawling on Morjim beach, officials said on Monday.

"We have recovered a dead crocodile from Miramar beach. Its carcass has been sent for postmortem. We will be able to divulge exact cause of death and other details only after getting the report," deputy conservator of forest (DNF) Carvalho told PTI.

He said the locals informed the forest department about the crocodile's carcass. Miramar is a city beach located near the capital city and is one of the most populated shoreline of the state.

An aquatic reptile was sighted at Morjim beach, 30 kms away from here on July 17. The forest department had said that the crocodile must have walked on Morjim beach from nearby Chapora river.

First Published: Jul 27, 2015 13:36 IST