Gaza finally captures "Rock" the fugitive crocodile
Thursday, November 08, 2012 - 00:52
Nov. 8 - A crocodile returns to its home at the zoo after 18 months on the run. Roselle Chen reports.
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A crocodile on the run from a Gaza zoo for the past 18 months has finally been captured.
The 1.8 meter (6 foot) long reptile was spotted several weeks ago in sewage pools in the northern Gaza Strip, and villagers complained he had been eating their livestock.
Police called in fishermen, who then captured the animal.
SOUNDBITE: Sameh Al Sultan, policeman, saying (Arabic):
"This crocodile behind me ran away from the zoo in 2010, nearly two years ago when it was small around (40-50 cm) long."
The fugitive was returned to the zoo and reunited with four other crocodiles.
Owners of the zoo said he had grown considerably since his escape, and they decided to name him "Sakher," or Rock, as a tribute to his survival.
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