Three crocodiles let loose in Australian school

September 13, 2016

Australian police are now on the hunt for four men after they were caught on CCTV footage breaking a glass door at Taminmin College in Humpty Doo, 20 miles south of Darwin, on Sunday, and releasing the dangerous reptiles.

Wildlife rangers were called to the scene to remove the three female saltwater crocodiles, whose mouths were taped up, but admitted the reptiles may need to be destroyed.

Ranger Luke McLaren told ABC local radio that "basically skin and bones, not much meat left on them; they were really quiet and easy to catch.

"Really poor skin condition, like they haven't been kept in water for quite a while, haven't been fed, and one of them looked to be blind (as a result of neglect)," he added.

Saltwater crocodiles are a protected species and interfering with them is a criminal offence. The foursome could receive up to £45,000 () fine or a jail term of up to five years

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