12:44 PM, December 01, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:35 PM, December 01, 2016

Natore freshwater croc released in Padma

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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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