Wildlife department rescues crocodile in Bijnor

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Bijnor (UP), Sep. 22 (ANI): Wildlife authorities rescued a crocodile from a paddy field in Uttar Pradesh's Bijnor district.

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

A team of wildlife department captured the crocodile from the paddy field and it was later released in the Ganga River.

"Today in the morning we received an information that through the river water, a crocodile has entered the paddy field of a farmer in Nawada village.

"Our team immediately reached the spot and we managed to control the crocodile and now we have released it in the Ganga River from a deserted area," said C.P Mallik, Forest Officer, Bijnor.

The state 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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