Police officers turned crocodile hunters after responding to a report that a crocodile had been seen in Buckinghamshire.

Thames Valley Police made a snappy arrival on the scene to flood water in flood water near Cholesbury on Thursday, May 2, after someone reported spotting a baby crocodile.

Bucks Free Press: Police called to reports of a crocodile

While police arrived with specialist gear for some crocodile wrestling, officers were relieved to discover that the crocodile was, in fact, a plastic head

Thames Valley Police posted about the incident on their Facebook, saying: "Crickey! It’s not every day that you get sent to reports of a crocodile in flood water near Cholesbury.

"Do not be alarmed, the croc is now with us at the police station.

"Did you know that it is not that difficult to tell alligators and crocodiles apart? One will see you later whereas the other will see you in a while." 

Neither the toy crocodile nor the police officers were harmed in the incident.