Gujarat Aug 03, 2019: Amidst heavy rainfall that triggered flash floods in Vadodara, Gujarat, a scary video of a crocodile attacking a dog on a water-logged street has gone viral. The video, which has been doing the rounds of social media and messaging platforms since Thursday, shows a crocodile swimming on flooded street. In the short clip, it sneaks up behind a dog on the street and tries to attack it - unsuccessfully.
The crocodile was later rescued by Wildlife Rescue Trust, an animal welfare organisation based in Vadodara. Arvind Pawar of Wildlife Rescue Trust told NDTV that the crocodile was rescued on Thursday morning from Rajstambh society near Lalbaug.
The crocodile was approximately 3.5-foot-long. After being captured by Wildlife Rescue Trust, it was handed over to the forest department.
Mr Pawar told NDTV that the crocodile had probably entered the society after a taalab or pool behind the area, connected to Vishwamitri River, overflowed due to heavy rains. The river, which flows through the city, is home to a number of crocodiles.
A few other social media users also shared videos of crocodiles on Vadodara roads:
Mr Pawar confirmed to NDTV that rescue operations to catch the other crocodiles are on in the city.
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