[Watch] A Mugger crocodile do a majestic walk on the streets of Kogilabanna village in Karnataka’s Uttara Kannada district

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Reportedly, the crocodile didn't harm anyone in the Kogilabanna village and was successfully guided back into the river.

On July 1st, the residents of Kogilabanna village in Karnataka’s Uttara Kannada witnessed a spine-chilling moment when a crocodile was seen walking on the streets. According to reports, the reptile came from the Kali river in Dandeli town which is situated about 5 km from the village. Soon after the reptile was seen on the streets, the local residents notified the Forest Department officials to capture the animal and released it into the river.

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The reptile was first spotted by a local resident in the village at around 7 am in morning. As seen in the video, the crocodile seemed to be parading down the streets of the village while locals, including several children, followed it at a distance.

“It came from the river and walked around for about half-an-hour in an area filled with houses. All of us were surprised but we stayed at a distance and informed the Forest Department around 7.30 am,” Sudheer, a local resident

The Forest Department Officials took about 45 minutes to reach the spot and successfully capturing the crocodile and guide the reptile back into the river.

“The Kali river is adjacent to the village and hence this is a habitat of crocodiles. They have made it their home and lay eggs there. Once in a while, they spot an opening and climb over it to reach the streets nearby,” Ramu Gouda, Deputy Range Forest Officer (RFO)

However, this wasn’t the first time that such a reptile was seen entering into a residential area. Just a few months back, an alligator had entered the same village and attacked a goat belonging to a local resident. Forest officials had captured the alligator and also provided compensation to the goat’s owner.

“Usually, the reptiles are harmless, however, because of crowds or noise they tend to get scared or violent at times,” the official added.

Here’s how netizens are reacting to the incident:

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