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In a village in western India, crocodiles, which are nevertheless among the most dangerous animals for humans, cohabit in perfect harmony with humans. In a pond, when washing her clothes, a woman filmed by France 2 is just a few meters from the crocodiles. “No one is afraid of them here. They ain’t never assaulted anyone in the past so they’re not going to do it today“, she says.
Their way of life is not threatened
Even parents are not afraid for their children. “There is no danger, they have lived here for years, they are like our friends“Says a father. The inhabitants are not afraid of predators because attacks are rare. In the last 30 years, only eight have been recorded. Once a year, Voluntary Nature Conservancy, an animal protection association, lists the reptiles in each of the region’s ponds.
According to the members of the association, these crocodiles are not very ferocious because here, their way of life is not threatened. “They have enough food, a good habitat that humans don’t destroy. So there is no reason for these crocodiles to get aggressive“, Explain Anirudh Vasava, member of the association Voluntary Nature Conservancy.
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