Crocodile found in shopping centre
Published 11/04/2014 | 10:02
Don't shed any tears for a crocodile that was captured wandering outside a pet store in a northern California shopping centre.
Wildlife officials took custody of the croc and are feeding it rainbow trout . They are likely to donate it to a zoo.
Police said the crocodile was apparently left outside the Roseville store by someone who did not want it anymore.
The animal had grown to 4 feet long and its jaws had been wrapped shut with heavy-duty tape.
There was a note identifying it as a Nile crocodile and requesting someone "call rescue".
Police said no one was hurt when the animal was picked up with the help of a catch pole typically used to capture stray dogs.