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  Huge crocodile spotted in British country lake
Updated 19 June 2003, 15.49
Crocodile
Villagers have gone into panic after a giant crocodile was apparently seen in a British lake.

Nine different people claim to have spotted the beast going after ducklings in Cannock in Staffordshire.

One man, who was out with his two kids, said: "We were looking at two swans and their baby cygnets.

"There was a commotion in the water. As the creature went past I saw it had a flat head, a five-foot long body and two-foot tail."

Croc-hunt

Crocodile

Police and RSPCA inspectors went on a croc-hunt in the area but said they couldn't find anything.

They said it was likely the people had spotted a very large fish, like a carp, but mistaken it for a crocodile.

But the locals aren't convinced.

Some of them think the beast must have escaped from a zoo or someone with a private collection of rare animals.

Let's hope they're wrong!

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