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Australian firefighters contend with pet crocodile

 

April 28, 2017



DARWIN, Australia (AP) — Firefighters who fought a blaze at a house in the tropical Australian city of Darwin on Thursday contended with the added distraction of being watched by a 4-meter (13-foot) pet crocodile.

The fire destroyed the two-story house in the upscale suburb of Fannie Bay but did not harm the huge reptile, a female named Albert, which lives in a backyard enclosure, firefighter Bill Gleeson said.

"Thankfully the crocodile didn't affect our operations at all," Gleeson told reporters.

"It's well contained and clearly unaffected by fire. He seemed quite happy to look at me as...



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