Fake news debunked: Video of croc with dog in its mouth is taken in Mexico, not Sembawang

Seen a recent viral video showing a large crocodile cruising in the water with a pet dog in its jaws and claimed that it happened in Sembawang?

Sembawang has crocodile?
Sembawang has crocodile?

Except, it did not.

The video actually shows an incident that happened in Mexico’s Puerto Vallarta.

The clip first appeared online in April 6, 2015, and was uploaded on YouTube channel ViralHog and UK news agency The Guardian.

It was supposedly filmed by New Zealand tourist Tim Weston, who was on holiday in Mexico.


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Deputy Chief Editor & Coordinating Minister for Team Sanity and Discipline