Malkangiri: A six-feet-long crocodile was rescued from a pond by locals on Monday at Kalimela area in Malkangiri district.
According to reports, panic gripped Kalimela area after a few villagers spotted the crocodile in the water body.
The locals managed to catch the crocodile with the help of a net and later, they handed it over to the forest officials.
A similar incident had taken place six months ago. A huge crocodile was spotted in a pond at MV 78 village under Kalimela block in the district.
The crocodile was rescued by the villages after the forest personnel refused to get it out of the pond.