Around 15,000 South African crocodiles in 'mass escape' during floodsSubmitted by jrd3820 on Fri, 01/25/2013 - 08:51
Around 15,000 crocodiles escaped from a farm in South Africa after heavy rain and flooding hit the north of the country.
The owner of the Rakwena Crocodile Farm was forced to open the gates on Sunday after concern over a storm surge, local press reported.
Many of the crocodiles have since been recaptured but over half remain on the loose in the Limpopo River.
"There used to be only a few crocodiles in the Limpopo River. Now there are a lot," Zane Langman, whose in-laws own the farm, told Beeld newspaper.