Srirangapatna: Tension reigned at the paddling point of KRS’ Brindavan Gardens after Cauvery Neeravari Nigam (CNN) officials spotted a crocodile in the nav point Thursday night.
CNN officials who recorded video of the crocodile’s movement in the navpoint, brought it to the attention of their superiors, who rushed to the scene, carried out an inspection and called the Range Forest Officer ( RFO) and the District/Divisional Forest (DFO) on the phone and had discussions about the capture of the crocodile.
Forest Department officials reportedly told CNN officials that it is difficult to capture the crocodile when it is in water and instructed CNN officials to cover the crocodile’s eyes with a burlap sack when it comes out of the water and inform them, so they can capture it and move it.
Speaking to Star of Mysore, CNN Deputy Executive Engineer (AEE) Abu said instructions had been given to CNN staff to watch over the croc and that a joint operation involving CNN staff and Forest’s staff would soon be conducted and the crocodile would be moved. .
As the water level in the Cauvery River has risen, chances are the crocodile swam to the nav point from Ranganathittu, Abu added.