Hyderabad: Crocodile creates panic in residential area

HYDERABAD: A baby crocodile was spotted casually strolling down the street on Sunday giving a surprise to the residents of Azampura locality along the banks of the Musi River.

Locals acted quickly. They caught and tied its mouth with a plastic cord and took it to the Chaderghat police station who informed Nehru Zoo officials about the toothy visitor.

“Some locals passing by noticed the crocodile’s movement. People gathered around and caught it. We informed the zoo officials and they took possession of it, Chaderghat Inspector G. Sataiah told Deccan Chronicle.”

Md. Asadullah Veterinary doctor at zoological park said the male reptile aged around 1.5 to 2 years and nearly 2 feet and assumed that it might crawled out of the nala in search of food.

“We assume it came in search of food and water. It can survive without food or water for days. These are sturdy ones and can go into hibernation for days,” noted the vet.