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Massive crocodile found in Egypt's Aswan

Crocodile discovered in pond near Aswan Low Dam in Upper Egypt will be rescued in May, Nature Reserves Directorate (NRD) leader says

Ahram Online, Sunday 31 Mar 2013
A pet crocodile in a Nubian home in Upper Egypt (Photo: Mai Shaheen)

A three-metre-long crocodile weighing 200kg has been found in a pond in the Upper Egyptian city of Aswan, Nature Reserves Directorate (NRD) leader Mahmoud Haseeb has said.

The massive crocodile, which was found near the city's Low Dam, will be rescued in May.

The pond is shallow and has only a narrow passage which poses a challenge for rescuers, Haseeb said.

"May will see a rise in water levels which will make it easier to catch the crocodile," Haseeb added.

The fugitive animal poses no risk to local residents, he said.

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