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Dear Mum: please enjoy this dead crocodile

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Dear Mum: please enjoy this dead crocodile
The stuffed Nile crocodile at Düsseldorf Airport on Tuesday. Photo: Zoll
16:13 CEST+02:00
Customs officers at Düsseldorf airport found a stuffed Nile crocodile in a suitcase on Tuesday, after stopping a man passing through the 'nothing to declare' section.

The crocodile's head is stuffed while the skin of the rest of its body is still attached.

The 44-year-old was stopped after taking a flight via St Petersburg from Mauritius, where he had bought the crocodile for $25 US as a gift for his mother.

Nile crocodiles are threatened with extinction and therefore stand on a list of protected species.

The man now faces a court process for attempting to smuggle illegal goods into the country.

The crocodile has been seized and will not be returned to him after the court case's conclusion.

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