Crocodile captured in Gaza sewer
GAZA - Agence France-Presse
The crocodile is seen in a cage after it was captured by Gaza police. AFP photoPolice in the Gaza Strip on Nov. 5 captured a crocodile that roamed the sewerage system of a town in the north of the enclave, the Palestinian territory’s Hamas rulers said. “The Palestinian police were able to use a boat to catch a crocodile that was hiding in the sewerage system in the town of Beit Lahiya,” the Hamas interior ministry said in a statement.
“The 1.7-meter crocodile was captured alive after intense and difficult attempts following complaints from residents that their lives were in danger,” it added.
An official in the area said the crocodile was transferred to the Gaza Zoo. Rajab al-Naqah, the head of waste water treatment in Beit Lahiya, said the crocodile had escaped two years ago from a nearby zoo.