Some people use guard dogs. But Awirut Nathip, who lives in Thailand has two crocodiles guarding his home. One named Thong, who was originally bought as a pet 15 years ago, stays in the yard and sometimes sleeps on the front porch, while the other one named Nguen stays in a ditch under the house. Nguen is more aggressive, according to Nathip.

Not surprisingly, there has not been a single burglary since the crocs have lived there. Neighbors say they are not afraid of the crocs and welcome the unusual security measures, which seem to have contributed to a peaceful neighborhood over the years.

Prajit Charoensakkhajon told Sky News: “I'm not frightened of him. I'd rather feel secure because he'll watch our homes."