Coastguards in Dover and France say a large crocodile sighted in the English Channel was actually a piece of wood.... reminded me of this.
Officials have said that the wood probably did look like a crocodile from a distance.
Bathing in the sea in and around Boulogne-sur-Mer in France was suspended on Friday as a precaution while a search was conducted.
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