Watch: Panic in Shivpuri in Madhya Pradesh as crocodile enters residential area

Panic gripped Shivpuri district in Madhya Pradesh after a crocodile entered a residential colony on Sunday morning. The reptile was spotted in a colony near the old bus station early on Sunday, after which authorities were notified.

In the video which is now widely shared on social media, the crocodile can be seen floating around the settlement in Shivpuri district as a nullah overflowed, causing the area to become waterlogged. As the reptile moved from door to door, the foresters surrounded it and attempted to trap it. Locals are seen recording the crocodile’s movements on their phones.

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The crocodile was rescued after an hour-long attempt by a rescue team from Madhav National Park. The eight-foot-long creature was eventually released into Sankhya Sagar Lake, Subdivisional Police (SDOP) Officer Ajay Bhargava was quoted as saying by the PTI news agency.

Due to the presence of a large number of lakes and nullahs in the city flowing into lakes or running downstream from lakes, the incidence of crocodiles entering residential areas is not an unusual phenomenon. The problem is particularly aggravated during the monsoon when lake water levels rise.

(With contributions from the agency)


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