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Claim: Photographs show a 21-foot crocodile found swimming in the streets of New Orleans.
Examples: [Collected on the Internet, 2005]
Origins: No, a 21-foot crocodile has not been found swimming around the flooded streets of New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. These photographs were taken in a very different part of the world over two years ago, and someone has simply altered the text that originally accompanied the pictures in e-mail forwards and changed the locale to New Orleans:
Monster in Pointe Noire
This crocodile was on the beach in front of the Petroleum club, Plage Sportive In Pointe Noire.
Specialists said that he was looking to eat humans because he was too old to catch animals. For the past few months in some villages close to Pointe Noire people were complaining that some people in their villages have been disappearing, could be this crocodile. This crocodile was killed by the army last Sunday at
These photographs actually show a crocodile that was shot and killed on
Last updated: 16 September 2005
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