If you feel like going for a swim then the Limpopo region of South Africa may not be the best place right now after approximately 15 000 crocodiles escaped from the Rakwena Crocodile Farm into the Limpopo River. They did manage to recapture a few thousand though. Heavy storms in the area forced the owner to open flood gates to prevent the surge from damaging his property. Good thinking pal…best way to stop your house from flooding is always to let 15 000 crocodiles loose into a populated area. Residents have been warned to stay indoors as wildlife experts try to capture the animals.
Here’s a pic from the farm.
Farmer guy: ‘grab that one’
Guy on the left: ‘Tsek, you do it”
Farmer guy: ‘no i can’t, i have to go check if my house is still ok’
Langman told the newspaper he and Boshoff were forced to open the crocodile farm’s gates, out of fear that the force of the water would crush the walls of Boshoff’s home.
“We’ve been recapturing them as and when the local farmers phone us to tell us that there are crocodiles on their property. In Weipe there were a lot, and I also heard there was a crocodile on school’s rugby field in Musina,” [iol]
Just your average day in Limpopo hey.
Oh and the son-in-law of the owner had this gem to say about the incident.
“There used to be only a few crocodiles in the Limpopo River…now there are a lot.”
If you read that in a thick Afrikaans accent it sounds even more special.