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Just look what a young girl was confronted with when she opened her front door!

When a girl opened her front door in the early hours of Sunday in the village of Habarana in Sri Lanka, the last thing she expected to find was a deadly, nine-foot crocodile lurking on the doorstep.

Wildlife officials were called after the homeowner contacted police but it wasn’t quite as simple trying to catch the huge intruder.

TV footage from a local network showed the reptile spinning around and opening its giant jaws in front of an excited, but cautious, crowd of onlookers.

It is not unusual in Sri Lanka for crocodiles to be found in waterways and irrigation tanks in villages and cities, but thankfully this one was finally caught and later released at the nearby Minneriya National Park.

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