Crikey! Another log-like croc in Bristol

Or is it a croc-like log? As interesting as this would be, the evidence does not actually lend itself to the conclusion that there is a large reptile living in the River Avon.

#TheBristolCroc: Has A 6ft Crocodile Been Photographed In Bristol’s River Avon? (PICTURE).

A series of somewhat unlikely sightings of a six-foot-long crocodile have been reported in the area since February.

But this week comes some of the most solid proof of all – in the form of this picture taken by jogger Tamara Blanco.

The 29-year-old was running along the River Avon when she snapped what looks like a crocodile’s head and snout emerging from the water under the Clifton Suspension Bridge.

Photo: Tamara Blanco

Photo: Tamara Blanco

Experts note that an alligator is more likely than a crocodile (which prefer warmer water). It’s not impossible that it’s a large reptile but it is unlikely. Note that it’s never seen out sunning itself to get warm which is what they must do. In this picture, it does not really resemble the eyes and snout of an animal. The eyes are the highest point on the skull and you don’t see that clearly. Also, you see none of the animals back. Therefore, the evidence just doesn’t add up when you examine it carefully.

However, the tales of the creature, accompanied with the occasional log, is more likely the (less exotic) explanation for the Bristol croc.

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  4 comments for “Crikey! Another log-like croc in Bristol

  1. June 26, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    If only Ms Blanco had stopped jogging for long enough to get a steady shot of the log….

  2. June 26, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    It’s clearly an oval eyed, grey, aquatic, extraterrestrial alien in a poorly made costume pretending to be an alligator.

    • James G
      June 27, 2014 at 2:57 AM

      That is the best conclusion I’ve seen drawn in months. I wish there was a ‘like’ button. Kudos :D

      I was going to suggest it was a ‘log’ of a completely different kind, most likely deposited by a migratory sasquatch having problems adapting to the English diet.

  3. Rich
    June 26, 2014 at 12:49 PM

    Alligators and crocodiles don’t seem to have great big horse nostrils, either. Assuming that’s the way the log is facing.

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