Crocodiles as pets?
A crocodile survived a 12 floor fall off of an apartment in Russia after trying to jump out of the window. He walked away unscathed except for a broken tooth.
Concerned neighbors say that Khenar, the pet crocodile, makes it a habit of diving out of the window. They say that this is the third time that an incident like this has happened.
Residents called emergency services when the crocodile fell, and animal rescuers carefully took Khenar away.
The owner was not at home when Khenar jumped out of the window.
The crocodile was then put in a local aquarium, so he could recover. A zoologist examined Khenar and was surprised that the crocodile survived the high fall onto concrete. He said that he had no broken bones and was doing well.
After a few hours, his owner came to pick him up and drove him home in the back seat of his car. The owner said that Khenar has lived with him for the past 15 years. He also said that his crocodile barks like a dog and has frightened burglars away.
Khenar has returned back to normal after two days of rest.
Source: MSNBC, Russian News and Information Agency