15,000 Crocodiles Escape Into South African River

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/ January 24, 2013

A small farm in South Africa is reportedly dealing with the recovery of about 15,000 escaped crocodiles.

Officials in Pont Drift say the reptiles have since been spotted downstream when they got loose from the Rakwena farm and into the Limpopo River.

“We will catch them as the farmers call us and say there are crocodiles. In Weipe there are many and I heard there were crocodiles in Musina on the school’s football field,” said Zane Langman, the son of Johan Boshoff, who owns the farm.

Telegraph Reports:
“We’ve been recapturing them as and when the local farmers phone us to tell us that there are crocodiles on their property,” said Zane Langman, the son-in-law of Johan Boshoff, who owns Rakwena. He added the most of the recapturing efforts were taking place at night.

Crocodiles are apparently easier to catch at night because their eyes shine red in the dark.

The surrounding South African province of Limpopo province has been hit by serious floods which have killed 10 people and made many more homeless.