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January 24, 2013
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15,000 Crocidiles Escape Farm

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EbolaBearVomit Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013

AS MANY AS 15,000 crocodiles are thought to have escaped from a farm in South Africa following heavy rainfall in the region.

Owners of the Rakwena Crocodile Farm in the far north of the country were forced to open floodgates to prevent a storm surge after the Limpopo river’s water level rose, leading to the great escape.

A number of the crocs have since been recaptured, but around 7,000 remain at large throughout the region. One was captured after surfacing on a school rugby pitch 75 miles from the farm in Musina.

Zane Langman, son-in-law of the farm’s owner Johan Boshoff, said: “There used to be only a few crocodiles in the Limpopo river. Now there are a lot."

“We’ve been recapturing them as and when the local farmers phone us to tell us that there are crocodiles on their property.”

The reptiles are supposedly easier to capture at night as their eyes shine red in the dark.

Animal safety experts have warned people to remain indoors and stay away from any crocodiles.

Severe floods have killed 10 people in the surrounding region of Limpopo province, with hundreds more made homeless, whilst the South African air force are helping to rescue those in remote settlements.

The neighbouring country of Mozambique has also been affected by the floods, with thousands evacuated from their homes.

by By PATRICK McPARTLIN


If that happened in your country, how would your national press and politicians react?
Would someone need to be injured or killed for the public to actually care or would they fly off the hook from the start?

I don't even know if you can sue in SA like you can in the US.

Would Obama be banning crocodiles or pushing for more strict crocodile farm rules and regulations?

I love the quote “There used to be only a few crocodiles in the Limpopo river. Now there are a lot." :rofl:

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puppy-dangerous Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Woah.

We live in a swampy, wooded region, it gets just a hair to cold here for them to hang out (go about 50 miles south for that). And we have lots of farms in this area.

I have no idea how people would react. Probably farmers would just shoot them, whether they were supposed to or not.

I don't think animal control would be able to do anything, they'd have to get people from other states to come in.
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EbolaBearVomit Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Shooting the crocs might make you liable for damages.
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puppy-dangerous Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah, don't think the good ol boys around here would care all that much...
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EbolaBearVomit Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Or even understand what any of that means:P
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AbCat Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013   Writer
It doesn't mean much - crocodiles are native to South Africa. It's the equivalent to releasing 15,000 polar bears into northern Canada.
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EbolaBearVomit Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
No, not really.
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AbCat Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013   Writer
Or 15,000 weasels into the English countryside.
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EbolaBearVomit Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Sounds like fun
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Black-Allison Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
To be honest, in China it would probably goes something along the lines of poachers broke into a compound and unwittingly let go of the crocs and now they're asking residence to please be civilized and not to stab the shit out of them and sell their hides and meat on the black market and just let wildlife services round them up. Lets put it this way, this is the country where when a bunch of fishers sees a whale shark they think it might be a good idea to bring it in.


In Canada, well right now it's just not possible they'd survive. I know a nearby restaurant that makes 'Bayou' food so maybe they'll take the frozen carcases.
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EbolaBearVomit Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
If it was China, 10,000 would have already been served at dinner:P
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