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Crocodiles let loose by vandals in Australian school

The female crocodiles were injured in the incident and will most likely have to be euthanised.

THREE CROCODILES WERE set loose in an Australian school by vandals yesterday.

The BBC reports the saltwater crocodiles were unleashed when a gang of masked intruders pushed the crocodiles through a broken window.

CCTV footage released by Northern Territory Police shows the four men releasing the reptiles into the school before ransacking the office of the school.

Source: euronews (in English)/YouTube

Australian news channel, 9 News, reports the female crocodiles were injured in the incident and will most likely have to be euthanised.

“They should have a lot of flesh on around the neck – you can see their spine showing, their bones showing, really poor skin condition and one of them is also blind,” said wildlife ranger Luke McLaren.

The police have asked for the public’s assistance to identify the men.

Saltwater crocodiles are a protected species and interfering with them is a criminal offence.

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