This is the moment locals spot a huge crocodile that has got stuck in a drain after heavy flooding before the trapped creature is captured and released back into a river.
Story By: Kathryn Quinn; Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder; Agency: AsiaWire Report;
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The crocodile was spotted by locals in Chiplun City in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra state in India after the Vashishti River overflowed its banks because of the monsoon rainfall.
Footage shows water flooding into the city, and then in separate footage local is seen walking alongside the drain in which the crocodile, reportedly over four foot long, can be seen slowly edging along looking for a way out.
They said the crocodile that was spotted near Dadar Mohalla in Chiplun city, was able to turn around and have been slowly moving itself forward through the receding waters of the drain.
They followed the reptile and also alerted forestry officials who managed to capture the crocodile without harming it, and then released it back into the river.
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Rescuers complained that the job in capturing the large and potentially dangerous reptiles made more difficult because of the large crowds that refuse to disperse, and wanted to watch the operation.
However in the end it happened without mishap, and no further incidents of crocodiles and the drain have since been reported.
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