Thursday 6 February 2014

A crocodile in Bristol?

Sometimes, the news take a turn to the bizarre and the improbable: a crocodile has been seen beneath a bridge in Bristol. There even has been a second sighting. I am, to say the least, skeptical. A snake, I would find this plausible, a small saurian, even. But a six foot crocodile? This sounds highly unlikely. So until there is proper evidence shown, I think we have here the beginning of an urban legend, like the one about the sewer alligators of New York, which fascinated me as a child. But this is one of those urban legends I wished was true, just because it is so darn outrageous and because a croc on the loose in England is kind of cool.


Cynthia said...

Apparently, there are crocodiles in France living close to nuclear plants because of the hot water ... but to this day I haven't seen one!

Guillaume said...

Fun urban legend, it has a bit of godzilla mixed in it.