Gaza finally captures 'Rock' the fugitive crocodile

By REUTERS
November 6, 2012 16:19

A crocodile on the run from a Gaza zoo for the past 18 months has finally been captured, police said on Tuesday.

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 netted the crocodile on Monday.

"He's a beautiful troublemaker," police spokesman Ayman al-Batniji said. "We really sweated to take him alive."

The fugitive was returned to the zoo and reunited with four other crocodiles. Owners of the zoo said the crocodile had grown considerably since his escape, and they decided to name him "Sakher", or Rock, as a tribute to his survival.


Related Content

Breaking news
February 24, 2018
Trump urges Mexico to block illegal immigrants from El Salvador

By REUTERS

Israel Weather
  • 9 - 21
    Beer Sheva
    12 - 19
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 9 - 15
    Jerusalem
    11 - 17
    Haifa
  • 14 - 26
    Elat
    11 - 21
    Tiberias