Crocodile ?

Zovc. says he found it near Khayaban-e-Ittehad Karachi. What you say?

23 Comments so far

  1. Freaky Friday (unregistered) on February 17th, 2008 @ 2:10 pm

    hmmm thats something…astonishing….?

  2. alam (unregistered) on February 17th, 2008 @ 2:26 pm

    delicious ?

    gotta ask the crows

  3. omer (unregistered) on February 17th, 2008 @ 3:23 pm

    Dman interesting…. Sure looks like a croc…

  4. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on February 17th, 2008 @ 4:27 pm

    It is Pakistan surrounded by MULLAH(JI,JUP,Talibans,Etc Etc), PPP(all factions), PML(N&Q), MQM(All factions)

    – Army & President can be seen in Top Left Corner.

  5. zee (unregistered) on February 17th, 2008 @ 4:45 pm

    Hmmm… sure does look like a croc! Hmmm.. I guess the head is missing. My friend owns two of them but they are not THAT big right now. Would be interesting to ask around people working in Karachi Zoo. Also, this should be reported to WWF. Is the corpse still there? Or have the kachra walas taken it and thrown it at some landfill site?

  6. zee (unregistered) on February 17th, 2008 @ 4:48 pm

    Or it might have made its way all the way from the Mangrove forests (kinda near the creek club) and then perhaps it could not find its way back home but then again, these creatures can live without food for a long time!

  7. Ameer Hamza (unregistered) on February 17th, 2008 @ 5:27 pm

    We need to investigate it further. I request Mr. Zvoc to write a letter to Dawn or other newspaper about the information, if they have any.

  8. zee (unregistered) on February 17th, 2008 @ 5:48 pm

    I Totally agree with Ameer here and oh btw, this post has to be one of the best posts recently. Lately, this whole place has started to look like KARACHI.POLITICS.METBLOGS.POLITICS.COM

  9. Cy (unregistered) on February 17th, 2008 @ 6:36 pm
  10. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on February 17th, 2008 @ 7:22 pm

    the link date is 29 01 2008 & it is posted here TODAY, – 20 days later !

  11. Asad (unregistered) on February 17th, 2008 @ 8:16 pm

    with the kinda situation in khi I will make sure its not human ..:)

  12. Zovc (unregistered) on February 17th, 2008 @ 8:19 pm

    Even after it came in the news its been lying there for 20 days x/. Thankyou Ameer Hamza for the advice but seems someone beat me to it.

  13. Nizamani (unregistered) on February 17th, 2008 @ 8:29 pm
  14. Nizamani (unregistered) on February 17th, 2008 @ 8:33 pm

    Thats not a croc !!!! Its a Land Iguana.

  15. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on February 17th, 2008 @ 8:54 pm

    Nizamani u mean it is large SANDA ?? quiet rightly possible. thats reptile is seen by kite flyers quiet number of times

  16. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on February 17th, 2008 @ 11:11 pm

    Ah Steve Irwin! Where are you??

  17. WiseGuy (unregistered) on February 18th, 2008 @ 5:42 am

    Its a Komodo Dragon.

  18. Ameer Hamza (unregistered) on February 18th, 2008 @ 11:45 am

    Dead croc found stripped in DHA

    By Amar Guriro

    KARACHI: A partly skinned crocodile was found lying in the bushes by the road on Khayaban-e-Khalid near Sunday Bazaar in DHA Ph VIII.

    "It has been lying here for the last two days and the dogs have been eating it," said a bus driver whose stop comes near the stop. The reptile appears to have a deep wound on its snout.

    Abrar Mirza, a former Sindh wildlife secretary, said that it could have been hunted down for its skin. "The skin of an average, six-foot long crocodile costs about Rs 4 million," he said. "I am not aware of today’s prices but in 2004 when I was serving as secretary, illegal traders had set the price of a crocodile skin at Rs 3,500 per square inch."

    Mirza said that someone could have stolen the reptile from one of the wildlife department’s centers where they are conserved. The Sindh wildlife department has two major centers for the conservation of this endangered species. One is at Haleji Wildlife Sanctuary (a wetland) and the other at the edge of the Kirthar National Park, Khar Wildlife Breeding Centre, where it manages the successful breeding of crocodiles.

    The crocodile is on the list of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES) to which Pakistan is a signatory but practically nothing is done, Mirza said.

    WWF spokesman Abdul Kareem Gabol said they had dispatched a team Monday night to investigate the appearance of the body. with additional reporting by nadir toosy.

  19. fahmed (unregistered) on February 18th, 2008 @ 12:23 pm


    Iguanas are ususally much smaller. i think a few species are big but they are not found in pakistan.

    unless someone threw out an unwanted pet!

  20. Abdul Sami (unregistered) on February 18th, 2008 @ 1:23 pm

    Some one murdered this huge "SANDA" to prepare Oil. Sanday ka Tail

  21. Tariq Khanani (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 10:03 am

    Possible case of bird flu :p
    that explains news of some dead crows found recenlty

  22. A for [pine]Apple (unregistered) on February 21st, 2008 @ 9:17 am

    Awwwww … the poor crocy … who thought will become a feast for crows :Awwwww … the poor crocy … who thought will become a feast for crows :<

  23. wasiq (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2008 @ 1:11 am

    bell marney sey kya hoein ga…you needed a vibrator madame….

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