- Title: 13-feet long â€˜killerâ€™ crocodile captured in western India
- Date: 7th July 2020
- Summary: VADODARA, GUJARAT, INDIA (JULY 06, 2020) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) (HD) VARIOUS OF CROCODILE IN ENCLOSURE (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) ANIMAL AND WILDLIFE RESCUER, HEMANT WADHWANA, SAYING: "The crocodile is 13-feet long. It took us a lot of efforts to pull him out because it was lying in a very narrow ravine. We had to engage a lot of people to pull it out. It was a team of 10-11 people. We pulled it out safely without causing any harm to the animal or rescue team members and after rescuing it, we handed it over to Waghodia Forest Department." CROCODILE LYING IN ITS ENCLOSURE
- Embargoed: 21st July 2020 11:36
- Keywords: Gujarat India Vadodara crocodile forest department rescue river wildlife
- Location: VADODARA, GUJARAT, INDIA
- City: VADODARA, GUJARAT, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Environment,Nature/Wildlife
- Reuters ID: LVA002CLT8G27
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: A team of animal rescuers captured on late Sunday (July 05) night, a 13-feet long crocodile, responsible for killing and attacking villagers in western India village.
The giant crocodile was living in Dev River of Vadodara district in India's western Gujarat state. The villagers say it used to attack people visiting the small river for washing clothes, bathing, or fetching water.
Rescuer Hemant Wadhwana said his team had been monitoring the crocodile and its activities for two days and they had to engage about a dozen people in bringing the crocodile from water to cage.
It had recently killed two women who went to the the river for washing clothes and had attacked several other villagers.
From almost on the verge of extinction in the mid-70's, the population of crocodiles has seen a steady growth but they are overall still in the vulnerable category of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) red list. But this population surge has also led to increased incidence of human-wildlife conflict.
Several species of the crocodiles are protected under the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
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