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The discovery of a saltwater crocodile on a suburban street in Melbourne's north on Christmas night has left police and wildlife authorities scratching their heads.
Two people came across the one-metre-long reptile while walking in Heidelberg Heights about 8:30pm on Monday night.
It was "sitting quietly" on a footpath in the front yard of a business on Waiora Road, police said.
Officers were called to the scene, but decided to hand the case over to the experts and a reptile catcher came to help.
The catcher will look after the crocodile until staff from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning can collect it, police said.
It's not known where it came from or how it ended up at the business, which was closed for Christmas.
Police said anyone missing a crocodile, or with information about its owner, should contact them.
A wallaby hopping along the Sydney Harbour Bridge has surprised motorists early this morning, with police later cornering the startled animal and taking it to a vet for a check-up.
Callers to Sydney radio station 2GB witnessed the marsupial jumping about the lanes on the northern side of the bridge just before 5:00am.
"I couldn't believe what I was seeing," one caller, Michelle, said .
"I was so worried about the poor little thing. It was just hopping northbound in lane eight".
Motorists called police, and officers from Harbourside and North Shore local area commands responded.
"There was a police car following it at a really slow pace and there were a lot of cars behind it," another 2GB caller, Dean, said.
Officers took the startled macropod into police custody near the Conservatorium of Music, with the Police Mounted Unit arriving on scene soon after to take it to the zoo for veterinary assessment," police said.
The wallaby will be monitored at the hospital's intensive care unit for the next 24-hours and later released in bushland where there were other swamp wallabies.
I'm so glad this finally happened. Now when people ask "do kangaroos hop down the street?" I can say "Only in Sydney".
More than 60,000 south-east Queensland residents remain without power this morning after a severe thunderstorm swept through the region last night.
Energex says at the height of the storm about 130,000 people were left in the dark after more than 265,000 lightning strikes and high winds.
A boy was shocked while taking a shower after lightning struck nearby his house in Ferny Grove in Brisbane's north-west about 6:45pm.
Queensland Ambulance said he was conscious and breathing, but suffering from leg pain, and had been taken to the Prince Charles Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
The BOM says more storms are forecast for tomorrow,