No, this footage has circulated since 2019 in reports about a crocodile in west India
A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times in multiple Facebook, Twitter and YouTube posts that claim it shows a crocodile swimming on a flooded street in the south Indian city of Hyderabad in October 2020. The claim is false; the footage has circulated since August 2019 in reports about a crocodile that was spotted on a flooded street in west India.
The video was published on Facebook here on October 16, 2020. The footage has been viewed more than 32,700 times and shared more than 350 times.
The caption reads: “This is the state of Hyderabad. Crocodile running in the street.”
The post circulated as residents in the outskirts of Hyderabad faced flooding caused by the heavy rain, as AFP reported here.
The claim, however, is false.
A reverse image search on Google found an extended version of the footage published on YouTube here on August 31, 2019. The video was published on the channel of DeshGujarat, a local news outlet in the west Indian state of Gujarat.
The video was titled: “Stray crocodile captured by Agniveer Pranin foundation during Vadodara flood”.
Agniveer Pranin Foundation is a non-government animal rescue organisation.
Below is a screenshot comparison of the misleading post (L) and DeshGujarat's YouTube video (R):
On Twitter on October 15, 2020, Hyderabad police refuted the recent false claim that circulated with the video, clarifying the footage “is from Vadodara, not Hyderabad.”
The video previously circulated alongside false claims in Pakistan in August 2020 and was debunked by AFP here.