Indian villagers ask for $700 to let go of a crocodile who strayed from national reserve

Indian villagers in the state of Uttar Pradesh were initially alarmed when they found a crocodile lurking in the local pond. But then they hatched a plan to demand a ransom. Monsoon flood waters brought the eight-foot reptile from a nearby nature reserve in Midania on Tuesday. Anil Patel, an official responsible for the buffer […]