Crocodile warning in South Africa
Jan 25, 2013 / 6:38 am
Afraid of crocodiles? Then you may want to stay away from the South Africa-Botswana border.
About 7,000 crocodiles escaped a crocodile farm when the gates on a dam were opened this week to alleviate pressure created by rising flood waters. About 2,000 have been recaptured, the Beeld newspaper reported Friday.
Video from the scene shows people hunting down the small-ish crocs at night, tying them up and taking them back to the Rakwena Crocodile Farm, in northern South Africa. The farm, which didn't respond to an email or calls seeking comment, used to hold 15,000 crocodiles.
The farm's website shows goods like crocodile-skin purses and hats for sale.
Northern South Africa and neighbouring Mozambique have seen massive floods over the last week.
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