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Crocodile invites itself into home

Published 08/01/2012 | 15:23

A saltwater crocodile has been caught after wandering into a family home in Australia
A saltwater crocodile has been caught after wandering into a family home in Australia

Wildlife rangers have helped an Australian family deal with an uninvited guest: a 5-foot-6-inch (1.7-metre) crocodile that wandered into their living room.

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The juvenile saltwater crocodile wandered into a home in Bees Creek, a suburb of the northern Australian city of Darwin.

Australian Broadcasting Corp (ABC) reported that the family found the animal in a partially enclosed living area on Saturday morning after their dog's barking woke them up.

Resident Jo Dodd described the encounter as "a very surreal moment" and "the most freakiest thing".

She suspects the crocodile might have been stalking the dog.

Crocodile management official Dani Best told ABC the crocodile might have been forced out of a nearby creek by a larger crocodile.

The intruder has been relocated to a crocodile farm.

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