Crocodile rescued by wildlife authorities in Uttar Pradesh

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Nawada village (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 5 (ANI): Wildlife authorities in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur district rescued a crocodile from a pond in a heavily inhabited locality on Saturday.

The reptile had sneaked into Nawada village on Friday night, and was causing panic among the villagers.

A team of wildlife officials captured the crocodile from the pond and it was later released in the waters of Gomti river.

Sitapur district has witnessed a number of incidents of wild animals straying into urban areas, mainly owing to loss of habitat and extension of human settlements into forest areas. ANI)

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