Two-metre-long crocodile rescued from dry well in western India

GUJARAT (INDIA) - Forest officials in Chhota Udaipur district of India's western Gujarat state rescued a two-metre-long crocodile from a dry well on Friday (March 10).

Officials rushed to the spot after they were informed by local residents that a crocodile was lying in a well. They slowly pulled the animal out of the well after fastening a noose around it.

The animal will be released back in Narmada canal post a medical examination.

From almost on verge of extinction in the mid-70s, the population of crocodiles has seen a steady growth. This, clubbed with a depleting habitat of wild animals often forces them to stray into human settlements in search of food.