Residents in the area had found the crocodile after checking on the incessant barking of dogs.
The crocodile had been captured and handed over to wildlife officials and Mannar police.
According to the Mannar wildlife officials, the creature is a 6-ft long Mugger crocodile which probably had strayed in search of water which exists in a small tank nearby.
The creature has been released to a water abundant area afterwards.
(Pics : Madhava Kulasooriya - Vavuniya correspondent)