The Straits Times
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Published on Dec 10, 2012
 

Crocodile dumped in fish tank at Hong Kong garbage site

 
 

HONG KONG (AFP) - A live crocodile has been found dumped in a fish tank at a Hong Kong garbage site, the second time in nine years that a croc has surfaced in the densely populated urban jungle.

Media reports on Monday said the 1.2m, 5kg croc was thought to have been dumped by a pet owner who found it too hard to handle.

It appeared unharmed and was being cared for at a government animal centre, according to The Standard newspaper.

Conservation officials were trying to decide where to relocate the reptile, including whether it would join its predecessor Pui Pui at a wetland park.