When we think about crocodiles, we think about far-reaching, tropical locales such as Mexico or Australia. Despite knowing better, residents in Surrey, British Columbia were sure to have spotted what they believed to be a crocodile lounging in a nearby marsh.
After a number of these reports came in, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police stepped in to investigate the peculiar reports. The apparent crocodile ended up causing a flurry of traffic delays in the area, as many slowed down and stopped to have a closer look at the possible ancient reptile.
It turns out, as many expected, to be nothing but a pile of debris floating in the water, a commercial truck tire to be exact.
Another croc sighting called in this weekend in the marsh off of Hwy 17 & 104 Ave. It sure looks like one, but it's commercial truck tire! pic.twitter.com/Gspwtz409f— Surrey RCMP (@SurreyRCMP) June 12, 2017
“We don’t want anyone else to be stopping on the highway to take a look at this piece of debris and mistake it for a crocodile or an alligator,” Cpl. Scotty Schumann told CBC News.
“It is kind of comical when you do look at it,” he said.