Crocodiles Spotted

In the midst of heavy monsoon rains, alarming videos of crocodile sightings in residential areas have emerged on social media, sparking panic among residents. In Kota, Rajasthan, a 4-feet-long crocodile was spotted crossing a road, as shared by IFS officer Susanta Nanda on July 19. The video shows the scary moment of a crocodile navigating through flood-like conditions caused by the monsoon rains.

Another video posted by the same officer shows a larger crocodile on a waterlogged road in Gir, Gujarat. It highlights the risk posed by these reptiles as they venture into residential areas due to the flooding.

This is not an isolated incident in Kota, as crocodile sightings have become an annual occurrence during the monsoon season. Last year, more than 20 crocodiles were rescued and relocated from residential areas in the region.

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The Meteorological Department reported light to moderate rains in some parts of Rajasthan on Thursday, with heavy rains at isolated places. The monsoon is expected to remain active in most parts of the state until the following week.

Recent weather data indicates areas with the highest rainfall in the last 24 hours ending at 8.30 am on Thursday. Sanchore in Jalore received 8 cm of rainfall, followed by 6 cm in Nathdwara (Rajsamand), and 5 cm each in Salumbar (Udaipur), Kolayat (Bikaner), and Ratangarh (Churu). Additional rainfall measurements include 23.8 mm in Bikaner, 16.5 mm in Jalore, 11 mm in Jaipur, and 7 mm in Sikar.

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Crocodile sightings in residential areas pose a significant danger to people and property. The authorities are closely monitoring the situation and taking necessary steps to ensure the safety of residents.

As the monsoon continues, it is essential for people living in flood-prone areas to stay vigilant and take precautionary measures. Avoid venturing into floodwaters, keep a safe distance from wild animals, and follow the instructions of local authorities.

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