Vadodara: Four crocodiles, including three hatchlings, were rescued from various areas of the city lashed by heavy rains in last 24 hours.
While a reptile was caught when it was crawling by roadside along a pond near Rajstambh Society, a five-feet-long crocodile was rescued from near a statue in Tarsali area last night, said Raju Bhavsar of the Gujarat State Prevention to Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA).
Two more reptile hatchlings were rescued from the premises of Kashivishwanath Temple, located on Rajmahal Road in city and handed over to forest department.
Bhavsar said Vishwamitri river which flows from the middle of the city is habitat for the species.
Volunteers of crocodile group and GSPCA informed that a number of reptiles are captured every year during monsoon season.