The Croc: Picturing Canterbury

The Croc. Entry by swatkins in the 2021 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt. CC BY 4.0. CCL-PH21-DW-136391.

"She was always very still we all waited for her to move to see if it was a real one. Apparently she had a pool outside but prefer to be inside. First croc we saw in our lives." - Contributor's note.

Charlie the Crocodile at the North New Brighton Zoo on Beach Rd. November 1986.

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