A crocodile wandered into a residential colony in Madhya Pradesh`s Shivpuri district amid heavy rainfall on Sunday and was captured after an hour-long operation, an official said.
The reptile was spotted in a colony near the old bus stand in the early hours of the day, following which the authorities were informed, sub divisional officer of police (SDOP) Ajay Bhargava said.
A rescue team from Madhav National Park was called in and the crocodile was captured after an hour-long effort, he said, adding that the eight-foot-long reptile was later released in Sankhya Sagar Lake.
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According to officials, the crocodile might have entered the colony from a swollen nullah passing next to it.
In a video of the rescue operation, the crocodile can be seen in front of a house in a narrow lane of the residential colony.
Following the rains on Saturday night, the district administration directed its employees not to leave the headquarters without prior permission of the collector.
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