Imagine walking up to a construction site only to be welcomed by a massive crocodile nestled in the ground.
The scary incident happened in Kelanpur area of Vadodara, Gujarat, where building construction was going on. The 11-feet long reptile was found in a ditch. According to reports, no one was harmed in the process of discovery and rehabilitation of this lost animal. The croc has been handed over to the authorities with the forest department and Wildlife Rescue Trust (WRT) taking over the case, said Arvind Pawar, President of WRT.
Now the animal in its natural habitat reported ANI.
Gujarat: An 11-feet long crocodile was rescued from a construction site in Kelanpur area, Vadodara."We rescued the crocodile and have handed it over to the forest department," said President of Wildlife Rescue Trust (27.02) pic.twitter.com/0V3JOIuVxx
— ANI (@ANI) February 27, 2021
“We received a call from a builder that a crocodile was spotted in a ditch at one of his construction sites. We rescued it and have handed it over to the forest department,” said Pawar.
This is not the first time the village of Kelanpur was encroached upon by this aquatic animal. In July of 2020 that a massive crocodile had entered the village and was quite close to human settlements. The authorities said this was a result of heavy rainfall in the region.
The animal was later rescued and returned to safer regions by the Forest department.
However, this is not the rainy season. Which makes the sudden appearance of the crocodile in the construction site a very mysterious anomaly.
Animals like this entering human-settlement areas are quite common in areas with diminished man-animal borders like Australia, which is quite famous for animal encroachment at odd places. But it makes sense there as most of these locations are surrounded by water or natural habitats of animals such as crocodiles that it makes their intrusion quite understandable.
For example, a giant, monstrous crocodile was spotted on a golf course in Florida because there are water-features around the course where these crocs often reside.
More recently, a crocodile had entered a house in Thrissur district, Kerela in December 2020. The house was located near a popular waterfall. The video shared by Times of India showcases the scary experience of the homeowners who encountered this massive intruder.