An RSPCA dragnet of the area surrounding the pond failed to locate the beast, and the organisation warned locals to keep their eyes peeled for rogue reptiles.
He wasn't even a protester - just a city resident who went out to a deli for some matzo ball soup and innocently walked into a police dragnet that was indiscriminately scooping up hundreds of people.
Police threw a dragnet around the city and caught the two thugs.
The search was conducted more like a police dragnet than a traditional intelligence investigation.
Months later, the dragnet still had not turned up the poachers who had left an indelible mark on such a severely endangered species: for the Asian elephant, the loss of five animals is grave.
Pedestrians were also caught in the police dragnet and interviewed by officers searching for even the smallest clue that could spark a new line of inquiry.
Ecology Action Centre challenges the Department of Fisheries and Oceans on dragnet fishing policy.
Unlike 10 years ago, there were no pitch invasions this time, but a couple of spectators managed to elude the police dragnet on the circumference of the boundary to run out to the middle to embrace their hero.
The city fishermen use the shore seine, a huge dragnet attached to a three-kilometre long rope to catch species like the small stolephorus fish.
The anti-terror legislation has been used to conduct a police dragnet , with over 500 arrests of ‘terrorist suspects’.