The crocodile had been stoned and knocked unconscious after it rushed at a group of children on a riverbank. The police pronounced the 8ft animal dead and loaded it into their truck. An officers who hopped in the back began screaming for help as the crocodile chased him around the truck, but colleagues stopped the vehicle and shot the reptile.
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A Zimbabwean policeman travelling in a police truck with an apparently dead crocodile had a shock when the reptile suddenly lunged at him, AFP reports from Harare.