Information reaching Xorlali.com is that an unknown number of young and dangerous crocodiles have successfully escaped from a breeding farm in South Africa’s Western Cape province this was confirmed by the authorities on Thursday 4th March 2021.
So far the authorities have tasked the Police to set up a special unit to track down the Nile crocodiles, which measure between 1.2 and 1.5 meters in length.
According to James-Brent Styan, spokesperson for the province’s Ministry of the Environment the breeder realised on Wednesday morning there was a hole in the fence and that an “undetermined number of crocodiles had escaped.”
He also added that the Police, environmental associations, landowners and farmers “are conducting research” concentrated around the nearby Breede River.
It’s believed that they have captured 27 crocodiles so far and this possible through the use of “human traps, namely cages in which are placed bait, arranged along the river.