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KZN Floods: Wait,what? 14 crocodiles recaptured even though 12 were reported missing

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Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife said 14 crocodiles that washed away from Crocodile Creek Farm in Tongaat during heavy rainfall have been recaptured. .

DURBAN: A float of 14 crocodiles that were washed away from Crocodile Creek Farm in Tongaat following recent heavy rainfalls in KZN, have been recaptured.

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife spokesperson Musa Mntambo said they were initially informed that only 12 crocodiles had gone missing.

By Wednesday, seven crocodiles had been recaptured. The Department then said they were looking for the remaining five.

“We suspect that they might have walked towards the Tongaat River which is less than a kilometre from the farm.”

However on Thursday, Mntambo said 14 were recaptured.

When asked if they suspected anymore had washed away, he said:

“We do not really suspect that but it’s possible.

“The estimate that we initially provided was based on one pond that got destroyed.

“As the water levels were also high in other ponds maybe one or two might have jumped out like that but we doubt it.”

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