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Bedminster Crocodile (2014)
The Bristol Post published the following article entitled 'Bristol police hunt for crocodile in Bedminster after bus driver reports seeing one on the loose' (3 February 2014)
Police carried out a 'big game' hunt today after a bus driver reported seeing a six foot crocodile on the loose.
Avon and Somerset police Chief Constable Nick Gargan told his Twitter followers that a bus driver flagged down an officer claiming to have spotted the large reptile under a bridge.
Gargan tweeted: "One of our officers was flagged down by a bus driver today, claiming to have seen a 6ft crocodile under Coronation Bridge. We can't find it."
Officers searched for the beast but were unable to any trace under Coronation Bridge, Bristol.
A spokesperson said: "We were called at 10:28am on Monday, February 3, to reports of a crocodile sighted on Bedminster Bridge.
"We carried out a search of the area but found no trace of the reptile."