An 18ft crocodile was found in Welegoda area in Matara, this morning. It was reported that it had come to the village as the result of overflowing of water in Nilwala River.
The crocodile had only three legs, and wildlife officials believes that it was born without a leg.
The reptile was released back into the river by officials.
Wildlife officials stated that this was the largest crocodile found so far.