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How Do You Corral a Crocodile in Australia? Garbage Bins, Apparently

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Was it a windy day in Australia, or is this simply the way you trap a crocodile?

Police officials and a few residents in Queensland were able to surround a brute crocodile and keep it off the street until wildlife officers could get there.

It seems that the huge croc wandered into someone’s backyard to work on its sun tan. That was when alarmed folks in the area alerted the police.

Hoping the oversized reptile would find its way back to the water, officials made the interesting decision to surround the croc with garbage bins in an effort to funnel him back to where he came from.

The nearly 12-foot-long croc was ultimately penned in by hay bales and guarded for safe keeping until wildlife keepers could remove it to a reptile farm, to the sound of cheering on New Year’s Eve. 

No telling if the big brute was smiling about the whole affair, but his teeth were surely seen.

Photos via My Police/Queensland

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How Do You Corral a Crocodile in Australia? Garbage Bins, Apparently