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Taking the bite out of Sri Lanka's crocodiles
Government considers moving reptiles to national parks after increasing attacks near country's rivers.
Last Modified: 07 May 2012 05:54

Reacting to a series of deadly crocodile attacks, the Sri Lankan government wants to capture the reptiles and confine them to national parks.

But conservationists say encounters with crocodiles can, and should, be avoided, and rounding them up is not the answer.

Al Jazeera's Minelle Fernandez reports from the Nilawala river near Matara in southern Sri Lanka.

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