8 Jan 2012

Croc found inside house

11:45 am on 8 January 2012

Wildlife rangers in the Northern Territory have captured a 1.7 metre crocodile in the living area of a house in Darwin.

The ABC reports a Bees Creek family woke early Saturday morning to their dog barking. On investigating, they discovered a saltwater crocodile had wandered inside.

"It was the most freakiest thing - you don't usually see a crocodile in your lounge room," said Jo Dodd.

Wildlife rangers say the crocodile may have been pushed out of his normal surroundings by a larger animal.

They say it is not uncommon for crocodiles to enter suburban areas at this time of year.