The body of a crocodile was found last week yet incredibly a second killer crocodile is feared to be on the loose around the Costa del Sol.
Fresh footprints found near the resort of Mijas do not match those of the seven-foot-long reptile found last week. Mijas mayor Angel Nozal said: ‘We’ve been told the first footprints found do not appear to coincide with the dead animal’s. The search is continuing.’
The lakes where the first crocodile was found, known as Majada Vieja, are near the summer homes of actor Pierce Brosnan and veteran singer Julio Iglesias. They are also overlooked by holiday apartments where hundreds of British tourists stay at any one time. Signs remain in place around the lakes, a favourite walking and jogging spot next to a golf club popular with holidaymakers, saying in Spanish: ‘Grave danger. Crocodile on the loose.’ Despite the dangers, many British ex-pats and holidaymakers had ignored police warnings to wander the lakes in the hope of spotting the croc.
The search continues.