London, July 2 (ANI): German police in the small town of Gross-Rohrheim have taken a crocodile into custody, after a worried resident gave them a call.
When the call came around 2am, the police thought it was a hoax, but when they went to investigate they were surprised to find the reptile.
"It is true that the officers were not especially well trained to catch crocodiles, but they were gutsy," the Telegraph quoted a statement made by the police.
"With a great deal of finesse - according to the officers' report - they managed to outsmart the reptile, temporarily bind up its jaws and take it into police custody," the statement added.
It turned out the animal had escaped from a small circus that was visiting the town at the time. (ANI)