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Mystery of frozen crocodile found in a forest in Poland

The frozen crocodile that was found in the Mazury Forest in Poland

If we asked you to name forest animals you might think of foxes, rabbits, deer or even bears - but we're guessing you wouldn't say a frozen crocodile!

It wouldn't be top of our list either, but a frozen female dwarf croc is at the centre of a mystery in Poland after being found in the Mazury forest.

Scientists said tests showed the croc died of natural causes.

But crocodiles are pretty rare in this part of Poland so police are now trying to find out where it's come from.