African crocodile returns to Edinburgh pond in triumph for National Library of Scotland

By Culture24 Reporter | 08 October 2013

A crocodile poached from an Edinburgh pond has been returned.

A photo of a sculpture of a crocodile on grassland
A much-missed crocodile has returned to an Edinburgh pond after a brief absence© National Library of Scotland
The £3,000 sculpture, nicknamed Davy, disappeared in a heist which threatened to scupper the National Library of Scotland’s promotion of its current exhibition on the life of 19th century explorer David Livingstone.

“The power of the people and the police closing in brought our mock croc home,” said Dr Darryl Mead, who added that organisers were “delighted” with the return of their resident African teeth-bearer to St Andrew Square.

“He is a wee bit poorly after his 24-hour ordeal, and we’ll have his injuries seen to as soon as possible.

“But he is already back to business promoting our free exhibition.

“Thank you to all who searched, shared, liked and tweeted to help find our missing crocodile.”

The exhibition continues until November 3 2013.

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A photo of a sculpture of a crocodile in a pond
© National Library of Scotland
A photo of a sculpture of a crocodile in a pond
© National Library of Scotland
A photo of a sculpture of a crocodile in a pond
© National Library of Scotland
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