Crocodile spotted strolling down Manhattan street

Crocodile Spotted Strolling Down Manhattan Street

NEW YORK, Ny. (Pix11) -- Upper Manhattan residents got a toothy visitor Thursday when a crocodile was spotted casually walking down the street.

"So this alligator was crossing 9th Avenue in Inwood . . . no, really," police at the 34th Precinct tweeted.

There was apparently a little confusion over whether it was a crocodile or alligator, but that was apparently cleared up with the help of a Twitter user.

NYPD officers caught up to the croc at 205th Street and took it into custody, turning the animal over to Animal Care & Control.

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