Crocodiles are normally found in some of the world's hottest climates, but residents in Devon were treated to a rare sighting of the creature yesterday - or so they thought...
The reptile was believed to have been spotted in a local swamp by people walking their dogs.
Experts sprang into action to deal with the situation.
After being contacted by panicked residents, police confirmed that the crocodile was actually a fake!
The vicious-looking reptile was in fact a plastic toy.
Despite all the chaos, officers were able to see the funny side of the incident.
A photo of a Devon and Cornwall police officer was shared on social media with the caption: "After a deathly struggle @DCPKingsbridge managed to tame the beast of #Loddiswell."