Search: giant crocodile terrorize
Why: You might guess that it's because I watched Dinocroc vs. Supergator this weekend,
but it's not. It's because Leigh was talking about Rogue (which I have not yet seen, but you better believe that I plan to).
Answer: Omg yes! Very recently! From May 24, 2010:
Alligators occasionally terrorize towns, too!
Source: NY Daily News, Fear Beneath
The More You Know: But Rogue is based on the true story of Sweetheart, a giant crocodile in 1970s Australia who hated the sound of outboard motors so much that he just chewed them up. He was like 70 or 80 years old and 5.5 meters long. That's great big! Now he's stuffed in a tacky museum and ready to pose with you!