Mystery over dead crocodile at Scottish golf course

The corpse of a crocodile turned up at a golf course in Scotland, after apparently being partially stuffed.

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information about the four-and-a-half foot long reptile, which passers-by spotted in a stream at Carnwath Golf Course, near Biggar in South Lanarkshire, last month.

The charity's Heather Lawson, who collected the protected West African dwarf crocodile, said: "I first thought it was a prank when I received a call saying there had been sightings of a crocodile but when I investigated I found it was real.

"The crocodile was dead and oddly had tape wrapped around its head.

"It seems someone has attempted to stuff the crocodile as it had no insides and there was straw stuck in its legs."

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