Uttara Kannada (Karnataka):A crocodile attacked a person and dragged him deep into the water whereas he was swimming within the Kali river in Dandeli city of Uttara Kannada district on Thursday.
On being knowledgeable, the police and forest division officers hastened to the banks of the river and launched a search operation.
In keeping with police, the locals noticed a crocodile attacking and dragging a person, who was swimming within the river, and knowledgeable the authorities.
The identification of the person is but to be established.
This 12 months, two folks have misplaced their lives in crocodile assaults, whereas a number of others have been attacked. “We live in constant fear. The safety of children is also endangered,” locals stated.
In addition they flagged concern about multiplication of crocodiles within the Kali River. Villagers and folks dwelling close to the financial institution of the river declare that they’ve been victims of crocodile menace however the authorities should not addressing their woes.
Looking for meals, the crocodiles come out of the river and enter Halamaddi village, Hosakonapa village, Dandelappa Nagara, Haliyal Street Space, Eshwar Temple space in Dandeli city threatening the protection of the residents.
They enter the houses, compounds and prey on rooster, cows and different cattle.
The reptiles come out of the river by way of drains hooked up to the river. The folks have been demanding authorities to put in iron mesh on the openings of drains to stop the motion of crocodiles.
A crocodile park has additionally been constructed near the Halamaddi village. As a result of enhance of their quantity, there’s a scarcity of meals for them they usually enterprise into villages and residential areas, the villagers stated.
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