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Forest personnel rescue a 7 feet long salt water crocodile from a village pond

Kendrapara, Sep 12 (UNI)The forest personnel of Kanika forest Range on Wednesday
rescued a 7 feet long salt water crocodile from the pond of one Jhuma Khan, of
Kanaknagar located at the fringes of Bhitarkanika National park .
The family members Jhuma Khan on Wednesday noticed the estuarine crocodile at
their pond and informed the forest personnel to rescue the reptile.
The forest personnel later rushed to the spot and rescued the 7-feet long crocodile
deftly from the pond with the help of fishing net and released the reptile, in the nearby
water bodies at Suajora creek.
During new moon and full moon periods , crocodiles stray from their natural habitat
to the nearby rivers as the salinity levels increase due to ingress of tidal water to the
creeks and rivulets .
The reptiles in search of less salinity water move from Bhitarkanika National Park
to nearby water bodies, forest officials said.
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