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Taxidermy Nile crocodile, c. unknown


The School of Pharmacy in Brunswick Square (University of London) did have a stuffed crocodile [or was it an alligator?] as a mascot in 1970 when I was a student there. I don't remember it having such a fine set of teeth, so perhaps this isn't the same beast. I seem to remember that a raiding party from Chelsea abducted it as a rag day stunt ... but I can't say whether it was ever returned.

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3 JAN 2020

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