In response to requests from residents who wanted the crocodile as part of the refurbishment of play spaces in the area, the council has found a replacement. This was installed on 27th April 2012.
New crocodile located next to play area in Braid Square.
Hopefully, this new crocodile will be valued as part of the community's identity and survive the threat of vandals.
Update on 30th April 2012: The council will have to consider another sculpture design as the crocodile has been vandalised.