Massive Crocodile Rescued After Getting Stuck In Flooded Canal

A giant crocodile that got stuck in a canal while searching for food has been rescued and relocated thanks to the help of wildlife officials and villagers in Sri Lanka where it was found.

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The Wildlife Department arrived to save the 17-foot-long crocodile, weighing nearly a ton, in Weeraduwa, Matara, after villagers reported that it had become stuck in the flooded canal leading off the Nilawala River.

The large reptile was hoisted out and onto the back of a truck, which could barely contain the enormous animal.

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The crocodile was tied up to avoid him escaping from the back of the truck while they transported him to an area of the river where he could be released.

A small excavator was also used to direct the crocodile out of the truck and over to the river’s edge. He was released without injury.

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An environmentalist at the scene said that the crocodile is the maximum size that these types of crocodiles grow to.

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