Jeypore, Jan 25: Panic prevailed in Bagderi panchayat under Kundra block in Koraput district after locals noticed movement of two crocodiles.
Two crocodiles were often seen on the roadside by villagers.
They have ventured into human habitations in search of food as water level of the village river dropped, a villager said.
One reptile was crushed to death under the wheels of a speeding vehicle while another one is moving in the area, the villager added.
Forest department said the reptiles are coming out of water to soak in winter sun.