A rare sighting, crocodile spotted on Goa beach


A huge crocodile has been spotted on one of the beaches of Goa, confirms the state’s forest department.

Earlier on Thursday, a local Goan resident had posted few photos of a huge crocodile on his page claiming that he had seen the reptile on Morjim beach in north Goa.

His claims were initially met with suspicions as the local residents refused to believe his theory. But soon the news was confirmed by the state’s forest department.

Deputy conservator of forests DNF Carvalho said on Thursday, “It is not from the sea. It must have come from the Chapora river, which flows into the sea at Morjim. It must have been chased by the dogs and that is why it ended there.”

A local resident of Margao in south Goa told Jantakareporter, ” crocodiles do not exist in the sea bexause of the salty water. So we are shocked to see a crocodile on the beach.”

Goa’s beaches attract millions of tourists both from India and abroad every year. Morjim beach in north Goa is particularly popular with the Russians.

Goa is known for experiencing heavy and incessant downpour during the monsoon. The state has been experiencing heavy rains for last few days. Tourists usually don’t tend to visit Goa’s beaches during the monsoon season.