A Crocodile was spotted at the Panjim – St. Inez creek. Cool isn’t it? But wait a sec can you see a black garbage bag around it’s neck. Well that’s not cool, isn’t it?
Savio Fonseca who capture the Crocodile on camera writes:
“(1) This is a 4-5′ juvenile Indian Mugger Crocodile (Crocodylus palustris) from it brown color with black bands. adults which can grow to 20 feet are fully dark gray or black. Apparently looks like a 3-4 year old
(2) there is a black garbage bag around its neck. Possibly it has found the bag with organic stuff, tore through it to eat its contents and the bag is now encircling its neck
(3) I have been looking for it ever since but there is no sign of it. Trying using a flashlight at night to spot the tell-tale “fiery eyes” but no luck. Workers spotted it briefly on 13th, Wednesday before it slid back into the murky depths of the creek.
(4) just hope the authorities have sense to get it rescued / rehabilitated asap so that no harm comes to humans and itself since this is an apex ambush predator on top of the food chain and does not discriminate about what it wants to eat .. (photographed at 7:28 AM at upper reaches of St Inez Creek at Dukle Heaven on Monday 11th June 2013)”
Photo Credit: Savio Fonseca