Cops corner another runaway croc in Germany

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A crocodile's break for freedom from a reptile show proved shortlived on Saturday when it was cornered at a building site in Frankfurt's financial district, police said.

Acting on a tip from a shart-eyed motorist, police discovered the crocodile -- about three metres (10 feet) long, 170 kilograms (375 pounds) and 65 years old -- and returned it to its rightful owners.

In any event, it did not get far: the reptile show has been underway just next door to where it was found.

Only 10 days ago another runaway crocodile -- this time from a small travelling circus -- was captured in the small German town of Gross-Rohrheim, about 50 kilometres (30 miles) south of Frankfurt.

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