Calls about reptile emergencies have become frequent following heavy rains in Vadodara in the Indian state of Gujarat as multiple sightings of crocodiles and other reptiles are keeping Wildlife SOS Rapid Response teams on high alert.
A series of viral videos of volunteers at the Gujarat Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA) show teams rescuing two crocodiles roaming the streets of the Indian city of Vadodara following incessant rains. One baby crocodile and another five-foot long reptile caused nothing but headaches for the rescuers during the operation.
#WATCH Gujarat: A crocodile being rescued by the officials of the Gujarat Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA) from a residential area in Vadodara. pic.twitter.com/3sRcEXhL25
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Both crocodiles can be seen shrieking and resisting while rescuers put a piece of cloth on their eyes to stop them from attacking. While the baby crocodile is rescued with bare hands, volunteers used a stick to grab the other reptile.
Since wild animals might come out into the open during the monsoon season, the GSPCA have released a helpline number and requested people to call them in case they spot any wild animals in their locality.