STAFFORD mum Zoe Green got a scaly surprise when she found what appears to be a crocodile’s severed head in the middle of the pavement.
The 29-year-old was walking three-yearold son Austin home from a chip shop on Sandon Road when she was startled by the leathery lizard on Tuesday night.
Little Austin begged his mum to take it home as “a surprise for daddy”, so she removed her chips from their carrier bag and replaced them with the croc’s cranium.
Tesco worker Miss Green’s boyfriend was “horrified” and, much to Austin’s disappointment ,insisted the head was kept outside.
Although Miss Green has not yet contacted the authorities about her large-scale discovery, Stafford reptile shop Tails and Scales has offered to house the head until its owner comes forward.
Miss Green, of Albert Terrace, said: “I am planning to contact the police and RSPCA.
“Until they take it away, it’s my party piece for the weekend and is secured in a bag in my back garden.”