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'Croc' alert as drivers report reptile sighting off side of B.C. highway

Surrey RCMP have had 'more than one' report from concerned citizens about a 'crocodile' swimming through a roadside marsh — but it's actually a scaly truck tire

The 'crocodile' has been spotted in a marsh off the side of Highway 17.

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The 'crocodile' has been spotted in a marsh off the side of Highway 17.

Maybe it's time for the RCMP to set up a reptile division.

Authorities in British Columbia have been fielding calls from concerned citizens who have spotted a crocodile lurking in a roadside marsh.

Surrey RCMP took to Twitter Monday afternoon to allay residents' fears however as they confirmed that the scaly creature bobbing near the surface is not in fact a croc. Instead, it's something much less intimidating — a truck tire.

The RCMP confirmed that they have had a number of reports about the floating object off Highway 17 and 104 Avenue.

For now it seems Vancouver and Surrey motorists can rest a little easier.

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