Forest officials in India rescued a crocodile who was living in the sewers for many years.
The reptile, measuring 6.43 feet and weighing 35.4 kg, had been roaming in sewers and creeks of Navi Mumbai for many years.
Several videos of it had gone viral in the past.
On Sunday, a trap cage was set up in the sewer and the reptile was rescued on Tuesday afternoon, a statement said.
The animal has been taken for a medical evaluation and would be relocated to a safer location.
— Navi Mumbai City (@NaviMumbaiCity) February 17, 2021
It is also possible that some miscreants left it there.
"The visual proof has been sent to the forest officials so that the crocodile can be removed from here," said local fishermen.
— Navi Mumbai City (@NaviMumbaiCity) February 18, 2021