6 1/2 Foot Crocodile Spends Three Days in Jail

ARRKULUK CAMP, Australia, Oct. 5 (UPI) — Police in Australia said a 6 1/2-foot crocodile found wrestling with a fence spent three days in jail before being moved to a crocodile farm.

Gunbalanya police said the female croc was spotted battling a fence in the middle of Arrkuluk Camp and wasn’t in much condition to put up a fight when officers and rangers arrived to capture the reptile, the Northern Territory News reported Monday.

“She was pretty tired — pretty knackered at that point,” Brevet Sgt. Adam Russell said.

Russell said the crocodile was taken to a jail cell and held for three days until staff from a crocodile farm collected the animal.

“She got a bit cranky when she was in the cells — started hissing when people came near,” he said. “She would have to be the most interesting clientele we’ve had in that cell.”

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