Crocodile spotted in Hyderabad’s Musi river

Hyderabad, Sep 18 : A crocodile was spotted on the bed of Musi river on Thursday, sending panic in Puranapul and surrounding areas in the old city of Hyderabad.

A local resident found the crocodile resting on the river bed and alerted the police. A large number of curious onlookers gathered on the banks of the river, causing traffic jam in the busy Puranapul area.

The police alerted the forest department, which deputed a team. The operation to capture the crocodile will resume on Friday.

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It is suspected that the crocodile made its way into the river from Himayat Sagar or Osman Sagar, the two reservoirs upstream.

The reptile was found in the river a day after the city received heavy rainfall. The river, which has almost dried up, receives some inflows during monsoon.

Disclaimer: This story is auto-generated from IANS service.

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