Croc trapped in fishing net rescued

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BY Naalir Jamaldeen

Fishermen in the China Bay area handed over an eight-foot crocodile, which had got entangled in a fishing net in the Cod Bay fishery harbour area in Trincomalee. The crocodile was handed over to officials from the Department of Wildlife Conservation.

According to fishermen, this incident occurred on the evening of 26 March. While drawing the net, the fishermen noticed a heavy object in it and found a giant crocodile trapped in the net.

The fishermen said they rescued the crocodile despite difficulty and at risk to their own lives. Wildlife officials took the crocodile away to release it in the Kanniya, Periyakulam area of Trincomalee.

Fishermen said such incidents were taking place from time to time causing severe damage to fishing nets.