Crocodile caught from Khadakwasla dam
A ten-hour long operation that ended late Tuesday night, led to the capture of the reptile, which had created a scare in the area, affecting boating and exercises of the NDA cadets.
A forest department spokesman said the four-foot long crocodile, which had remained elusive for about a year after being spotted on and off in the dam, was netted after the irrigation officials reduced the water flow in the dam to make the animal visible.
A squad of animal keepers of the Katraj Snake Park, fire brigade personnel and police, too, were kept in readiness while the `operation crocodile` was underway. The crocodile , currently kept at the Snake Park would be sent to a wild life sanctuary in Sangli district.