When a five-foot-long crocodile was crossing a road in Vadodara’s Jambuva village on Saturday locals were shocked as they never expected a reptile to crawl in their area.
Vadodara has a 410-kilometer storm water drainage network that connects almost all areas. Rainwater is carried to the rivers outside the city by drains connected to the Vishwamitri and numerous ponds.
Jambuva river is inhabited by crocodiles and they were seen coming outside after it was flooded due to heavy rains. A sense of fear spread among the residents of the village after the huge crocodile was seen crossing the road. The incident happened after a crocodile was seen in a residential area in Karelibaug.
Earlier similar incidents happened around the city where crocodiles were caught from Karelibaug, Waghodia road, and an artificial pond near Khalipur village.