28/12/2011 06:17 GMT | Updated 28/12/2011 12:26 GMT

Elvis The Crocodile Steals Lawnmower From Australian Zookeeper (Video)

There just aren't enough crocodiles called Elvis out there. There just aren't enough crocodiles who like stealing lawnmowers out there, either.

Thank the lord for Elvis the lawnmower-stealing crocodile then, who recently snapped himself a mower as his keeper was attempting to do a bit of gardening in his enclosure.

Weighing in at around 500kg and stretching snout-to-tail a 5 whole metres, Elvis is not a crocodile to be messed with, so when keeper Billy Collett found his mower snapped out of his hands and left at the bottom of a pond, he went to get help.

Gathering some other keepers at the Australian Reptile Park, a two-pronged attack was executed, with Elvis being lured out of the water by food at one side while operations manager Tim Faulkner dove in to rescue the contraption - as well as two massive teeth Elvis had snapped off stealing the thing.

The mower looks like its bitten the dust, alas, but at least someone's going to get a pretty natty crocodile-tooth necklace sometime soon...