Small crocodile found lurking in Juárez family’s front yard


JUÁREZ, Chihuahua (KTSM) — In Juárez, a family discovered a small crocodile in their front yard on Saturday.

Juárez firefighter carries small crocodile

The fire department was called to the Colonia Independencia area, where they located the crocodile and captured it within a few minutes.

The crocodile was then taken to the fire station.

This is the second time that a young crocodile has been captured at a property in Juárez. Exotic animals in Juarez are nothing news, officials said.

In December, Juarez officials rescued a 5-month-old tiger cub that was seen wandering the streets of Juárez. KTSM9 News’ sister site, Border Report asked officials at the time how many tigers, leopards or jaguars are being kept in private property in Juarez, they said, “as veterinarians, we see or treat these types of animals more and more often.”

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