Police look for crocodile loose in U.K.? Find him on Twitter (UPDATE: Log)

Modern crocs have the internet.

Bristol police hunt for crocodile in Bedminster after bus driver reports seeing one on the loose | Bristol Post.

Avon and Somerset police Chief Constable Nick Gargan told his Twitter followers that a bus driver flagged down an officer claiming to have spotted the large reptile under a bridge.

Gargan tweeted: “One of our officers was flagged down by a bus driver today, claiming to have seen a 6ft crocodile under Coronation Bridge. We can’t find it.”

A spokesperson said: “We were called at 10:28am on Monday, February 3, to reports of a crocodile sighted on Bedminster Bridge.

“We carried out a search of the area but found no trace of the reptile.

The reptile would certainly NOT feel at home in that climate. Typically, these are cases of mistaken ID.

Chris the Croc already has his own Twitter account: @TheBristolCroc

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He and the police are communicating via Twitter. It’s a strange world.

Tip: @LoucheLad on Twitter

UPDATE (11-Feb-2014) He was reported again. But that STILL does not mean he actually exists. People interpret what they see based on what they beleive they are seeing.

It’s Log, log; It’s big, it’s heavy, it’s wood. Not croc.
Video. (of a log)
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  5 comments for “Police look for crocodile loose in U.K.? Find him on Twitter (UPDATE: Log)

  1. Angela
    February 3, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    Now this story just makes me smile…I rather love that there is a twitter for this critter. Even if he is more likely than not a piece of wood.

    • February 3, 2014 at 9:05 PM

      I agree. It takes the panic out of it. That is… if anyone believed him.

  2. lawn
    February 3, 2014 at 7:24 PM

    Are they sure it’s not just an alligator?

  3. Chris
    February 3, 2014 at 9:32 PM

    I hope the police do realize that crocodiles are incompetent at typing.

  4. Chris Howard
    February 4, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    Reptiles winter in GB? Could one even survive a winter anywhere in the British isles?

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