A one-metre long crocodile was caught in the staircase of a residential block in central China over the weekend, according to a newspaper report.
The animal was spotted early on Sunday in Wuhan in Hubei province, the Chutian Golden News reported.
Residents called the police who eventually managed to catch the crocodile in a sack, the report said.
It is not clear where the animal came from, but it may have fallen from a truck during transportation, according to the article.
The animal is now under the care of the parks authority in the Jiangxia area of the city.