Crocodile spotted in a gutter in Uttarakhand village, rescued by Forest department officials

The villagers had informed that a crocodile was spotted by a child while playing with the ball which fell into the gutter.
a crocodile was spotted by a child while playing with the ball which fell into the gutter.(Twitter/@ANI)
a crocodile was spotted by a child while playing with the ball which fell into the gutter.(Twitter/@ANI)
Published on Jun 26, 2020 11:12 AM IST
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Khatima, Uttarakhand | By Asian News International | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury

Forest department officials rescued a crocodile from a gutter at the Mudeli village in Uttarakhand’s Khatima on Thursday.

Sukhwinder Singh, village head, said he was informed by the villagers that a crocodile was spotted by a child while playing with the ball which fell into the gutter.

“When the child tried to get the ball from the gutter, the crocodile attacked him and the child sustained a few bruises on the hand. We called the forest officials to rescue the crocodile,” he said.

A forest official said that the animal has been rescued.

“As soon as we received information of a crocodile being trapped here, we reached the spot. The crocodile will be released at a safe place,” said forest officer Dan Singh.

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