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Costa Ricans hold funeral for celebrity crocodile Pocho

17 October 2011 Last updated at 15:42 BST

Residents of the Costa Rican town of Siquirres have held an emotional funeral for a performing crocodile called Pocho.

The reptile was tamed while being nursed back to health after he was found with a gunshot wound by his owner.

Videos of their daring double-act posted on the internet attracted an online following, and drew tourists to the town.

Pocho was thought to have been about 60 years old, and died of natural causes.

Carolina Robino reports.