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'Crocodile' reported in the River Thames

By T.K. Randall
October 10, 2017 · Comment icon 7 comments

Is there a crocodile lurking in the Thames ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 4.0 George Tsiagalakis
Footage uploaded on to Twitter today shows what looks like a crocodile in the waters of Chelsea Harbor.
The exotic reptile, which was spotted by bonds specialist Dr Chris Davies while he was out walking his dog, was filmed bobbing around in the harbor at around 8am this morning.

"It looked like the real deal," he told the Evening Standard. "I know six pythons have been found in Battersea Park this year so I thought maybe this was a dumped pet. "

As it turned out however, the 'crocodile' wasn't quite what it seemed.

"It was just a pond ornament, that was it," said harbor master Colin Bullock. "It was quite obviously a plastic item and I just got a net. There was no reason to panic."

"We have had dolphins and porpoises before, but nothing like this."

Source: Evening Standard | Comments (7)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Kurzweil 6 years ago
And here I thought only the Benny Hill show came from the Thames River.
Comment icon #2 Posted by flabbins 6 years ago
My kids have one of those large plastic crocodiles.
Comment icon #3 Posted by paperdyer 6 years ago
The video wouldn't play, but the "croc" looked fake in the frame that showed in the place holder.
Comment icon #4 Posted by RoofGardener 6 years ago
Umm..... if you read the article, the harbourmaster actually STATES that it was just a plastic garden ornament. He knows, 'cos he fished it out of the river. Which begs the question... what kind of gardener decorates his garden with plastic crocodiles ?
Comment icon #5 Posted by Black Monk 6 years ago
They're easy to buy from UK garden centres.
Comment icon #6 Posted by DieChecker 6 years ago
Ahhhhhhh.... I was hoping for a real croc, what with Global Warming and all....
Comment icon #7 Posted by Saitung 6 years ago
Uhm, anyone else wondering why this article is even here if the Croc is fake? LoL 

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