(KCRA) A 4-foot crocodile was abandoned outside a reptile shop in Roseville, California Wednesday.
The crocodile somehow managed to escape its container and spent time wandering around a strip mall before it was captured by animal control officers.
California Fish and Wildlife officials said the crocodile is very dangerous.
“This one is a really nasty crocodile,” said Patrick Foy, a game warden. “It’s got a really bad attitude. This animal genuinely is a very dangerous animal. Leaving it in a parking lot absolutely puts the public at risk, especially kids who might think that they can go and touch it — people who just don’t know how dangerous these crocodiles really are.”
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