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Crocodile caught in residential tower block in China

Animal may have fallen from a truck during transportation and strayed into building, according to newspaper report

PUBLISHED : Monday, 15 August, 2016, 2:53pm
UPDATED : Monday, 15 August, 2016, 2:52pm

A one-metre long crocodile was caught in the staircase of a residential block in central China over the weekend, according to a newspaper report.

The animal was spotted early on Sunday in Wuhan in Hubei province, the Chutian Golden News reported.

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Residents called the police who eventually managed to catch the crocodile in a sack, the report said.

It is not clear where the animal came from, but it may have fallen from a truck during transportation, according to the article.

The animal is now under the care of the parks authority in the Jiangxia area of the city.