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15 000 Crocs on the Loose in Limpopo, South Africa

Limpopo - Around 15 000 crocodiles escaped from the Rakwena Crocodile Farm into the Limpopo River during flooding in the past week, it was reported on Thursday.

A few thousand crocodiles had been recaptured in the dense bush next to the river and in the adjacent orange groves Zane Langman, the son-in-law of Johan Boshoff, who owns Rakwena, told Beeld.

However, more than half of the reptiles were still at large.

Langman told the newspaper he and Boshoff were forced to open the crocodile farm's gates, out of fear that the force of the water would crush the walls of Boshoff's home.

“We've been recapturing them as and when the local farmers phone us to tell us that there are crocodiles on their property. In Weipe there were a lot, and I also heard there was a crocodile on school's rugby field in Musina,” Langman said.

Most of the recapturing efforts were taking place at night, he said

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The police have been called up to the hunt for as many as 10,000 crocodiles on the loose after escaping from a farm during floods in Limpopo and being washed into one of southern Africa's biggest rivers, SAPS officials said on Friday.

Crocodile farmers, locals and police have trapped thousands of the reptiles, using plastic bands to tie their legs behind their backs and then piling them into pick-up trucks.

The flood gates at the Rakwena Crocodile Farm close to the Botswana and Zimbabwe borders were opened on Sunday because it was feared that rising flood waters would crush the reptiles, releasing some 15,000 crocodiles into the Limpopo River.

“At night time we have more success. It is much easier to see them,” Zane Langman, whose in-laws own the farm, told news channel ENCA.

Most of the crocodiles are less then two metres long. The area is home to several farms that supply crocodile skins to the fashion industry.

“We are working as a team with the stakeholders,” police spokesman Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said on Friday. There have been no reports of injuries caused by the escaped reptiles.

Police in Zimbabwe, on the other side of the Limpopo, also issued warnings to people to avoid going into the water because of the crocodile threat

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Damn, I hope the rest escape.

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Re: 15 000 Crocs on the Loose in Limpopo, South Africa

I hope they eat some of them ugly Africans.

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Re: 15 000 Crocs on the Loose in Limpopo, South Africa



What the hell

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15,000 crocs alive to serve one purpose.

Someones vanity.

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Re: 15 000 Crocs on the Loose in Limpopo, South Africa

hope the rest is never been found again and escaped into the wild.

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hope the rest is never been found again and escaped into the wild.

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Nah, they need to be recaptured.

For one they wont know how to survive in the wild and secondly, if they do they'll decimate local wildlife populations.

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