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Tag: Crocodile

Youth Rescued From Baitarani River
Watch: Odisha youth jumps into crocodile infested river, rescued

The firefighters of Chandbali fire department in Bhadrak rescued a youth from the crocodile-infested Baitarani river near Aranya Niwas in Chandbali on Saturday night.

Rare Albino Crocodile
Rare Albino Crocodile Sighted In Odisha's Bhitarkanika

Although albino estuarine crocodiles are rare, they have been spotted in the wild in Bhitarkanika.

Croc In Pond!
Odisha: 8-Foot Long Crocodile Rescued From Pond

These visuals show a huge crocodile being rescued from a pond in Bhektakola village under Rajnagar Block of Pattamundai.

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Crocodile Drags Man Into Brahmani River In Kendrapara

Basant Parida of Srirampur village near Pattamundai had gone to the river for a wash while the incident took place

Giant Crocodile Takes Stroll On The Streets; Locals Panic

A giant crocodile strayed into a village in Karnataka triggering panic among residents. The crocodile was rescued by Forest officials and released into river.

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Odisha Villagers 'Capture & Eat' Crocodile; Forest Dept Constitute Teams To Nab Culprits

Malkangiri: Three special teams have been formed by Odisha Forest department following reports that a crocodile was captured by some villagers of Kaladapalli village in Malkangiri. The matter came to light after some pictures of the crocodile tied & hung from a tree went viral on social media. It is now being alleged that some […]

Woman injured in crocodile attack in Kendrapara

Kendrapara: A woman sustained critical injuries after she was attacked by a crocodile at Balabhadraprasad village under Rajnagar block in the district on Sunday. According to sources, one Chaila Das a native of the village was attacked by the reptile while she had gone to attend nature’s call near a nullah. Though Das sustained multiple […]

Braving crocodile fear, kids attend classes in Bhadrak school

Bhadrak: Come rainy season, the students of Karanjadia Majhisahi Primary School have to wade through knee-deep water to reach school in Basudevpur area in Bhadrak. The school which is situated on the banks of Mantei river remains flooded for four months every year. As a result, the students are forced to attend classes by risking […]

4-feet-long crocodile spotted on Bhubaneswar outskirts

Bhubaneswar: A four-feet-long snouted crocodile was spotted today at Jujhagad stone mine near Daruthenga area on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar triggering panic among the locals. Sources said the reptile was first spotted by local residents while moving in the waters in the excavated parts of the mine. A three-member team of the snake helpline led […]

Six-feet crocodile rescued from pond in Balimela

Malkangiri: A six-feet-long crocodile was today rescued from a pond in MV 78 village under Balimela in the district. The crocodile was spotted by the villagers while they were taking bath in the pond. The crocodile was caught by people of MV-78 village with the help of a net, Kalimela forest Range Officer Ramachandra Madkami […]

Crocodile drags minor boy into river in Kendrapara

Kendrapada: In an unfortunate incident, a 14-year-old boy was attacked and dragged into Hansua river by a crocodile in Diapari village of Kendrapada district on Saturday. The victim, Shrikant Sethi, a class 10 student and son of Vichitra Sethi, was taking a bath in the river when the incident occurred at around 11:25 am. Following […]

Man injured in croc attack in Kendrapara

Kendrapara: A man sustained critical injuries after a crocodile attacked him while he was taking bath in Patasala river at Kandira village under Rajnagar block in the district today. The crocodile tried to drag him into the deep river. However, he managed to escape. He has however sustained grievous injuries on left hand. The man […]

Giant crocodile enters house; Narrow escape for Malkangiri family 

Malkangiri: A family, including two children, of Munata village in Malkangiri district had a narrow escape from the clutch of a giant crocodile late last night. According to sources, a 10-12 feet long crocodile entered into the house of one Dasaratha Madakami of Munata village when the family members, including his two daughters, were asleep […]

Human-crocodile conflict in Bhitarkanika National Park

Kendrapara: Crocodile attacks have created panic in the human settlements near Bhitarkanika National Park in Kendrapara district. The rise in water level at river Brahmani and Baitarani during rainy season paves the way for the crocodiles to move to bathing ghats at Aul and Rajnagar, which is visited by the villagers on a daily basis. […]

Bhitarkanika National Park closed for croc breeding

Kendrapara: With the onset of the breeding season of estuarine crocodiles, Bhitarkanika National Park authorities today clamped three-month-long prohibition on entry of tourists and visitors to the wetland sites of the park. The national park would reopen for visitors on August 1, said park officials. Prohibition is being imposed in view of the breeding season […]

Kendrapara Crocodile attack
Kendrapara man not as lucky as 7-year-olds, loses life in Croc attack

Kendrapara: In another case of crocodile attack from Kendrapara, a person from Arasa village was killed today by the reptile. The incident occurred at the Baitarani River ghat in Mahuri under Rajkanika block when the deceased identified as Rabinarayan Behera was dragged into the river by a crocodile. Later the villagers discovered Rabinarayan’s body from […]

CM felicitates bravehearts, freezes moment with a selfie

Bhubaneswar: On Thursday, probably for the first time, CM Naveen patnaik clicked a selfie with seven year old Pinki Dalei of Kendrapara, who fought a crocodile to save her sister Basanti few days ago. The CM lauded efforts of Pinki who saved her sister, the victim of attack, of Bankula village of the district and […]

Early dinosaur cousins had crocodile-like features: Study

New York: Paleobiologist’s dicovery of the teleocrater rhadinus — the earliest-known dinosaur relative — has overturned popular predictions as the six-foot-long lizard-like creature was found to have walked on four legs like a crocodile and was not dinosaur-like. For decades, scientists have wondered what the earliest dinosaur relatives looked like. Most assumed that they would […]

Crocodile attack
Six-year-old girl confronts crocodile to save schoolmate

Kendrapara: A six-year-old girl Tiki Dalai from a remote village of Kendrapara, Odisha, on Tuesday, displayed exemplary courage to save her friend from claws of death after an estuarine crocodile attacked her. The survivor Basanti Dalai,  a standard one student of a government-run primary school in Bankuala village, is undergoing treatment at a government-run hospital.  […]

Croc population on rise in Bhitarkanika

Kendrapara: The census of saltwater crocodile at Bhitarkanika showed a rise in their population this year. The annual enumeration, which ended on Wednesday, has put the head-count at 1,682. The census witnessed more 11 crocodiles this time. Last year, the crocodile population in the national park was pegged at 1,671. The authorities of Bhitarkanika Wildife […]

Bhitarkanika National Park to close for annual census

Pattamundai: Bhitarkanika National Park will be closed to public form January 2 to January 8 for the annual census of crocodiles, said Rajnagar forest division official Bimal Prasanna Acharya. Talking to newsmen, Acharya said, “Crocodiles don’t come to land due to movement of boats. So, restriction on movement of boats will be imposed on January […]

Woman injured in crocodile attack

Kendrapara: A 40-year-old woman was grievously injured today after she was attacked by a crocodile in a creek near Chandiapalli village under Mahakalpada police station jurisdiction in Odisha’s Kendrapara district. The mishap took place when Sanjukta Sethy was engaged in fishing in the crocodile-infested water body. The crocodile, after attacking the woman, was trying to […]

Dead crocodile recovered from Mahanadi

Forest staff of Athagarh Wildlife Division recovered a dead female crocodile floating on Mahanadi river at Nandailo village near Kandarpur in Cuttack district on Monday morning

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Marginal rise in population of 'mugger' in Odisha

Berhampur: Population of ‘mugger’, a crocodile species, witnessed marginal rise this year at Ghodahada irrigation reservoir near Digapahandi in Ganjam district of Odisha. The enumerators spotted 44 marsh crocodiles in the reservoir spread over 4 sq km, while 11 were sighted in nearby water bodies during the three-day census by Berhampur Forest Division from January […]

Crocodile population rises to 1671 in Bhitarkanika

There is good news for wildlife lovers: the number of estuarine crocodiles in the Bhitarkanika National Park and nearby river and nullahs has increased to 1671 this year, according to latest census report