Devon crocodile actually plastic
21 August 2019, 16:00 | Updated: 21 August 2019, 16:07
A toy plastic crocodile has caused a bit of stir in Devon.
This all began after a picture of the alleged reptile was posted on the Spotted Kingsbridge page on Facebook.
The post, accompanied with a picture, read: "Little crocodile seen at Woodleigh whilst walking the dogs".
Devon and Cornwall Police responded to the scene on Wednesday morning, only to discover it was in fact a plastic toy.
A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said: "Police were notified at around 9am this morning to reports of what looked like a crocodile in a swamp in Loddiswell, Kingsbridge.
"Officers attended the scene and it later expired that this was a plastic crocodile."
The force has experience of tackling toy crocodiles.
In October 2014, police and wildlife experts were called to a garden in Plymouth after reports of a crocodile.
A team from Dartmoor Zoo attended the scene with snare poles, nets and riot shields - only to discover that the crocodile was an inflatable.