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Alligator found in Malmö bushes

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20:07 CET+01:00
An alligator gave a nasty shock to two Malmö residents when they found the dead reptile under a bush in the city on Sunday.

Nobody has yet claimed responsibility for the metre-long animal, which is believed to have been lying under the bush, only metres from the pavement, for several weeks.

Frank Madsen, spokesman for local animal part Folkets Park, told local newspaper Kvällsposten that the alligator was probably a pet that had been thrown out when it died.

The alligator, in fact a caiman, was far from its natural habitat in Central and South America, but it is not unusual for them to be found in Swedish homes.

A spokesman for Stockholm wildlife park Skansen told Svenska Dagbladet that his organisation frequently receives reptiles bought by people unable to cope with the large creatures.

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