2nd crocodile in month found in sewage
Crocodile found in Giza sewage handed to a zoo - Photo courtesy Environment Ministry Facebook page

CAIRO: A 150-cetimeter long crocodile was found Wednesday in bushes that lie inside the sanitation area of Beni Suef, Upper Egypt, Youm7 reported.

The governor of Beni Suef was informed of the incident to get in touch with the Agriculture Ministry, spokesperson of the Holding Company for Drinking Water and Sanitation Mohye al-Serafy said, adding that the ministry would decide on how to deal with the reptile.

A young, 90-cetimeter- long crocodile was found in the sewage of Giza’s town of Nahia, north of Beni Suef, earlier in November. The crocodile was safely extracted out of the water, and it was identified as a three-kilo female aged a year to a year and a half. Nile crocodiles live for up to 45 years.

The Environment Ministry handed to crocodile to the Giza Zoon. The zoo will examine the crocodile to make sure it is clear of diseases.

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