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Crocodile Caught From Khadakwasla Dam

Pune, Feb 29: A 150 kg crocodile was netted from the Khadakwasla dam which supplies water to the city after a combined operation undertaken by forest and zoo officials, who were joined by cadets of

PTI [ Updated: February 29, 2012 13:32 IST ]
crocodile caught from khadakwasla dam
crocodile caught from khadakwasla dam

Pune, Feb 29: A 150 kg crocodile was netted from the Khadakwasla dam which supplies water to the city after a combined operation undertaken by forest and zoo officials, who were joined by cadets of the National Defence Academy (NDA), housed in the vicinity.


A ten-hour long operation that ended late last night, led to the capture of the reptile, which had created a scare in the area, affecting boating and exercises of the NDA cadets.

A forest department spokesman said the four-foot long crocodile, which had remained elusive for about a year after being spotted on and off in the dam, was netted after the irrigation officials reduced the water flow in the dam to make the animal visible.

A squad of animal keepers of the Katraj Snake Park, fire brigade personnel and police, too, were kept in readiness while the ‘operation crocodile' was underway.

The crocodile , currently kept at the Snake Park would be sent to a wild life sanctuary in Sangli district.

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