Russia Street Cleaners Find Baby African Crocodile in St. Petersburg

Published: March 7, 2014 (Issue # 1800)

Street cleaners found a baby African crocodile at a construction site in St. Petersburg, local media reported Thursday.

The reptile, which is half a meter long and some four days old, was brought to a public utility office, put in an aquarium and fed fresh beef, the news site said.

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The office’s employees asked the St. Petersburg zoo to take the animal, whose appearance at the construction site still remains a mystery.

But the zoo refused to take the reptile for now, citing a lack of conditions for keeping a crocodile that can grow up to five meters long.

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