A forest department official said that a crocodile was rescued from a sewer in Belapur area of Navi Mumbai on Tuesday.
Thane Forest Range official said that the reptile, weighing 6.43 feet and 35.4 kg, had been roaming the sewers and creeks of Navi Mumbai for years, and many of its videos have gone viral.
According to a release issued by the department, the crocodile roamed in a creek and later inhabited an artificial pond used for fisheries.
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The official said a trap cage was installed in the sewer on Sunday and was rescued on Tuesday afternoon.
He said the animal has been taken for medical evaluation and will be sent to a safe place.
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