(London Telegraph) A reported sighting of a crocodile in the River Thames last week sent the public into a tailspin.
However, one local man has helped put the rumors to rest. He claims the alligator is a prop used in the James Bond film Live and Let Die.
Reports last week told how 64-year-old retired university lecturer Richard Smith had seen the monster in the river near his home in Reading, Berkshire while out cycling.
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But on Saturday another local man, Michael Law, said it was a dummy man-eater from the scene from the film where 007 Roger Moore has to jump across the backs of alligators.