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.
Then, it was released in the river.