Crocodile caught at Yele Thota
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Crocodile caught at Yele Thota

November 18, 2022

This croc is aged 45 years and does not have right leg; Residents suspect presence of more crocodiles

Mysore/Mysuru: The crocodile, which was playing hide and seek since a month at Yele Thota, next to Ramanuja Road 8th Cross, creating tension among the residents and public, was caught yesterday evening and it is suspected that there are more crocodiles in this place.

This crocodile is said to be aged about 45 years. It was spotted at Yele Thota frequently and the Forest Department had launched operations to capture the croc but in vain.

On Nov. 13, it had killed a calf and fearing that the crocodile may attack human beings, the Forest Department again launched the operation to capture the croc two days ago.

As sewage water was collected in the huge pit at Yele Thota, water pumps were used to pump out water into the drain, but sewage water was flowing into the pit continuously. The Forest Department authorities had written to the Mysuru City Corporation to dig a trench and empty the pit so that they could capture the crocodile.

From yesterday morning, the Forest Department staff and MCC team intensified their operation and had laid the nets in drains surrounding Yele Thota to capture the crocodile.

At about 4.30 pm, the crocodile was spotted among the bushes and when the team neared it, the croc immediately ventured into the drain and tried to escape but was caught in the nets laid inside the drain.

The team then wrapped the crocodile in the net and brought it out from the drain, blindfolded it with cloth, tied its legs and placed it in the Forest Department vehicle. The captured crocodile was released into Kabini backwaters last night.

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Range Forest Officer (RFO) K. Surendra, Deputy RFOs Venkatachala and Sanjeev Patil, animal rescuer Pradeep, Snake Shivu and MCC Abhaya team members took part in the operation.

Corporator B.V. Manjunath was present at the spot during the crocodile capture operation.

Was the one caught the same that was spotted?

The crocodile that was caught yesterday does not have the front right leg, but the crocodile which was spotted a few days ago, has all four legs, claim the residents. This has raised doubts that the one that was spotted and the one which was caught yesterday is different. It is learnt that this croc was earlier spotted in Sewage Farm and attempts were also made to capture it but it had managed to escape in the drain. Now, it has been caught near Yele Thota. Suspecting that there are more crocodiles in the vicinity of Yele Thota, the public have urged the authorities concerned to trace and capture them also.

8 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Crocodile caught at Yele Thota”

  1. Howdy, Modi! says:

    What a third world way of capturing a crocodile! Still Narendra Modi boasts about Tech start ups in Bangalore, the I?T techies , when his country cannot capture a crocodile in a modern way! Just look at Australia where they capture massive crocodiles with modern means!
    The journalist Gauri Satya, who has written a meaningless piece about Maharajas, should be told that his rant of the disappearance of Yele Thota in an equally nonsensical piece previously, was a poor imaginative crap. Yele ?Thota is very much alive, gauri Satya, and next time you write, do a better job.

  2. Pappu says:

    Australia was not looted by fascist dacoit families for decades whose domestic servants still sing their praise for a few coins thrown from their loot. It doesn’t have idiots that don’t know what they are talking about.

    Let’s compare with other low income countries, not Germany and Australia. After all Congress said “eat half roti vote Congress”.

  3. Raja says:

    Enchroment of beatle leaf farm by JSS and builders is the concern. Hungry for land people are killing nature.

  4. Shankar says:

    howdy commentor ,
    How come you are looking this to Modi , get to know of officials concerned rather , and if are really concerned about subject ,get to know of technics to catch crocs and teach officials . Don’t write useless comments comparing other countries and politicising the subject , if you are a real citizen of concern.

  5. Anish says:

    Strange people…. I think some people blame our PM if they get cold and cough….
    What way Modiji is related to croc entering ele thota.
    There are agencies for carrying out designated work.. Let them do their job..
    Stop blaming Modiji for every thing..
    We are proud to have such a great leader….

  6. Magadi Kempegowda says:

    Hey Pappu
    Are you all right? You sound like you are in distress and need help.
    The observation was about the very primitive way of catching and carrying this reptile, these days in 2022, as compared to what other countries do.
    It appears fine as Mysore seemed to be full of primitive people like you who are uncivilised in their vocabulary, and behaviour.. The ;police have a lot of work to do administering punishments for uncivilised behaviour in their lock ups.

  7. Howdy, Modi! says:

    @Shanker
    Another person from Mysore with poor education.
    @Anish
    1. Wait until your Modiji allows the UAE-Mysore non-stop flights , as he promised to Malayalee businessmen in the UAE on a visit to the UAE, not even realising that these so called businessmen are the gold smugglers who are currently smuggling massive amounts of gold into Kerala currently, and intend to expand their smuggling operations to Mysore. Well, wait until violent crimes increase in your city as a result.
    2. Wait until your Modiji, over riules your CM Bommai, and supports the Keeral CM, and allows the rail tunnel under the Bandipur sanctuary to link to Kerala.
    Your Modiji supports the BJP government you have are notorious for their 40% commission to pocket money!
    You are very clever? NOT!!

  8. Mann Ki Baat, Bisi Bele Baat! says:

    Hello @Anish
    Yes, your Modiji, who abandoned his wife to a life of desolation and misery.
    A wonderful act! Go on, worship him for it!

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