A few years ago, there was news of a number of people 'smuggling' animals into Bahrain illegaly. These included baby crocodiles, turtles, among other exotic animals, brought into the country to make a quick buck.
Now, back when these animals were all cute and young, there wasn't a problem; forward a few years later to today, and some of them have grown up and aren't as cute any more. And it seems their owners aren't as happy to keep them as pets when they're all big and ferocious, so they decide to throw them out to the nearest possible swamp/river/sea:
AN environment group has pledged to investigate reports that a crocodile could be swimming around Tubli Bay.
The Environment Friends Society (EFS) will send officials to the scene after a Bahraini women and her Filipina housemaid claimed to have spotted the reptile lurking near the shoreline. EFS president Khawla Al Muhannadi said she was not surprised by the report and said there had been several sightings across the country in recent years.
She told the GDN many endangered species such as crocodiles, turtles, birds and exotic animals were brought into Bahrain from Asian countries as pets. However, she said they are often abandoned when they outgrow their surroundings.
The mother-of-two who spotted the crocodile says she saw the creature as she looked out of her bedroom window, which overlooks the bay, with her domestic helper on Saturday morning.
But, isn't that an area full of houses? Where the little kids play on the shore all the time?
Be prepared for some bad news very soon.