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Man-eating Crocodile Captured In Kasese

The 300 kilogramme crocodile was captured on Sunday after a five day operation mounted by an UWA team specialized in animal capture.
Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has captured one of the crocodiles that have been terrorizing residents of Katwe Kabatooro town council in Kasese district.

The 300 kilogramme crocodile was captured on Sunday after a five day operation mounted by an UWA team specialized in animal capture.

The team, led by Mr. Peter Ogwang an assistant warden in-charge problem animals at UWA headquarters Kampala, has camped in Katwe to help track down the crocodiles that have become a menace to the community.

This is the third reptile to be captured this year.

The conservation area manager Queen Elizabeth Protected Area (QEPA) Mr. Nelson Guma said that after public outcry, UWA has launched an operation to monitor, identify, capture and relocate crocodiles that are capable of trapping and killing people.

Guma, however, advised the community in Katwe to remain vigilant and careful while using the lake despite the capture of one of the crocodiles as other remain at large.

He said that UWA will continue with the operation to get rid of the dangerous crocodiles in the lake that attack human beings.

He revealed that there were about two hundred crocodiles in Lakes Edward, George and Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

About five people are reported to have been killed by the crocodiles on Lake Edward in Katwe Kabatooro since the beginning of this year.

Last month while campaigning in Katwe Kabatooro, President Museveni said that government would fight the problem of crocodiles after residents complained that many were becoming man-eaters.

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