After seven days of effort from Sasaram’s Son canal, the caught gharial was sent to Bettiah. It will be released in the Gandak river. DFO Manish Kumar Verma told that the rescued gharial is male and its length is 17 feet. A guideline has been prepared to take it safely to Bettiah. Under the same, a team has been prepared under the supervision of the Chief Wildlife Water Officer, which will take the gharial to Bettiah.
A team of more than 40 fishermen caught
The gharial is being taken through a truck to Bettiah. A 20-foot wooden box has been made for this. This alligator had flown from the Son river to the canal on the Bihar-Jharkhand border. It took a lot of effort to catch this crocodile. A team of more than 40 fishermen was engaged for the rescue. Due to the noise of the people of the surrounding villages, the crocodile was going inside in the water.
Gharial already has tracking device
This alligator already has a tracking device installed. A Very High Frequency Device (VHF) has been installed by the Forest Department team to monitor its movements. The DFO told that which wildlife department has installed this device. But, till now no one has asked for any information about it nor do we have any information yet.
Alligators can be easily tracked
The DFO said that if the officials here had contacted the concerned departments earlier, then perhaps this alligator would have been caught earlier, as it can be tracked with this device. It is easily known what he is doing and where he is at the moment.
Caught a crocodile on Wednesday evening
Let us inform that the team of Forest Department has caught the gharial on Wednesday evening in the Ara-Canal canal near Syed Bigha village of Nasriganj block. A trap was laid in the canal to catch the alligator. Since noon, the workers were in a tussle and at around 6.30 pm could get caught in the alligator trap. This alligator was first seen on August 24 in the canal near Gangauli village in Dehri.