Muthe said that last year, the crocodile was seen once. However, it was not seen as there were two-three water bodies in the area. “Due to drop in water level, the crocodile was noticed and we had kept a close watch to rescue the reptile,” he said.
He further added that they will take a health certificate from the Borivali national park and later release the reptile in their habitat.
Patil from WWA said that first they blocked all the exits and put the cab with a WIFI camera to monitor from a mobile phone. “Around 12.10 am on Tuesday, the reptile was trapped in the cage and in the morning the forest department took the reptile,” added Patil.