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South African police join hunt for 10,000 crocodiles on the loose
South Africa has called in police to join the hunt for as many as 10,000 crocodiles on the loose after they escaped from a farm during floods and were washed into one of southern Africa’s biggest rivers.
The Guardian reports 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, but this released some 15,000 crocodiles into the Limpopo river.
Photo: Duncan Willetts/Sportsphoto Ltd

South African police join hunt for 10,000 crocodiles on the loose

South Africa has called in police to join the hunt for as many as 10,000 crocodiles on the loose after they escaped from a farm during floods and were washed into one of southern Africa’s biggest rivers.

The Guardian reports 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, but this released some 15,000 crocodiles into the Limpopo river.

Photo: Duncan Willetts/Sportsphoto Ltd