Crocodile captured by fisherman rescued in Bagerhat

2022-01-08, 10:18pm Wildlife

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Widlife - an estuarine crocodile caught by fishermen being released in Bagerhat.

Bagerhat, Jan 8 - A saline water crocodile was rescued from a fisherman’s house in Bagerhat on Saturday after he called on national emergency service number 999.

The four feet long crocodile aged 8 years was rescued from Kalekharber village in Rampal upazila by the forest officials of Sundarban East Department.

Azad Kabir, Officer-in-Charge of Karamjal Wildlife Breeding Center, said the crocodile got captured by a fisherman’s net on Friday afternoon from Posshur River and later a local youth contacted 999.

After that they informed the Sundarban East Divisional forest officer (DFO) Mohammad Belayet Hossain.

The crocodile was released in a canal of Karamjal Wildlife Breeding Center unharmed, said Azad Kabir. - UNB