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Subject of many snaps, Sifis the crocodile found dead in Crete

A 3-meter-long crocodile that became a national celebrity in Greece after being discovered last summer in a lake in Crete has been found dead.

Cretan media reported that the crocodile, nicknamed Sifis by locals, was not able to survive the winter. The reptile will be transferred to a natural history museum, according to reports.

Sifis was first spotted by forest rangers at the Potami dam on the Amari plain in June. Since then, though, he evaded numerous attempts to capture him, including by international experts.

His subsequent fame even led to visitors being drawn to the area to catch a glimpse of the crocodile, whose origins are unknown.