An eight-foot-long crocodile was rescued from a roadside drain in the tourist resort of Chiplun.
Local conservation authorities have been trying — and failing — for several years to find a way to untangle the croc after video showed it gasping for air. That sparked worries the tyre was slowly killing the beast.
He is running for in the second round of parliamentary elections with his electoral symbol, the crocodile.
A humpback whale has found its way back to sea weeks after it got lost in a murky, crocodile-infested river in northern Australia.
Anil Patel, an official responsible for the buffer zone around the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve told reporters that the locals caught the croc and then demanded 50,000 Rupees (almost $700) to give it back.
When Saturn was brought to Moscow in July 1946, rumours began circulating that he had been part of Adolf Hitler's personal collection, the zoo said.
Keeping Saturn, who was a picky eater and liked being massaged with a brush, had been an "honour," the zoo said.