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Crocodile Spotted Strolling Down Riyadh Street

A video shows the unbelievable moment a crocodile was spotted strolling at night on a road in Saudi Arabia last week.

The reptile startled passersby on the King Abdullah road in Howtat Bani Tamim area as it crawled around calmly until police were rushed to the scene.

According to reports, the crocodile was part of a wild animal festival that took place in the city a few days ago. It managed to escape from the festival and was reported missing by its caretakers.

Passersby captured videos of Saudi police officials trying to capture the crocodile after tying it with a rope. Several videos of the incident were posted on Twitter, which created quite a buzz on social media.

This is not the first instance of a wild animal being spotted on the Kingdom’s streets, as earlier this week a group of expat workers found plenty of fish stuck in puddles of muddy water in Al Kharj, south of Riyadh, after heavy rainfall in the region.