Natore freshwater croc released in Padma | The Daily Star
12:44 PM, December 01, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:35 PM, December 01, 2016

Natore freshwater croc released in Padma

Believed to be an extinct species in the country, the freshwater crocodile caught in Natore yesterday has been released in the Padma river hours after capture.

It was released around 4:00pm yesterday, our Natore correspondent reports quoting Abul Kalam, divisional forest officer, Rajshahi.

According to the locals and police, fisherman Fazer Ali in Lalpur caught the 5-foot-long crocodile when they were fishing with nets in the river around 10:00am yesterday.

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They recovered the animal and informed the local administration about the matter.

A freshwater crocodile, thought to have gone extinct in Bangladesh, was caught in a fisherman's net in the Padma in Natore yesterday. The croc was temporarily put into a pond yesterday. Photo: Star
Informed, Assistant Commissioner (land) Abu Tahir, Upazila Livestock Officer Mostafizur Rahman and Lalpur Police Station's Officer-in-Charge Abu Obayed rushed to the spot and kept the crocodile in a pond in Beelmaria village.

Then, it was released in the river.


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