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Second sighting of the St. Inez Croc!

Second sighting of the St. Inez Croc! This what Photographer Savio Fonseca writes “Indian Mugger Crocodile (Crocodylus palustris) Clicked at 1822 hours on 16th June 2013 Location : same spot as earlier sighting at Dukle Heaven, St Inez 1-Unable to confirm if it is the same crocodile seen earlier. But still appears to be a juvenile due to traces of brown / tan and size. 2-Plastic Bag seen in the earlier croc not visible here 3-Seen in the presence of Avdhut Lawande, Gaurish Wagle, Waman Bhatkuly and Kashinath Bhat 4-Eye to Snout length estimated in consultation with those present at 10 inches. Consequently the length is from nose tip to the back of the occipital platform will be approximately 13 inches. Using the universal accepted formula of 1:7, the length of the croc can be calculated to approximately 91 inches or 7.5 feet long! 5-Croc was not found to be shy and stayed still even in presence of a fair number of curious onlookers which included children of all age groups 6-Check the four photos attached here showing all angles including a perspective with reference to the surroundings
Photo Credit: Savio Fonseca

Photo Credit: Savio Fonseca

Photo Credit: Savio Fonseca

Photo Credit: Savio Fonseca

Photo Credit: Savio Fonseca

Photo Credit: Savio Fonseca

Photo Credit: Savio Fonseca

Photo Credit: Savio Fonseca

Photo Credit: Savio Fonseca
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A Crocodile was spotted at the Panjim – St. Inez creek.

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?

Photo Credit: Savio Fonseca

Photo Credit: Savio Fonseca

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