An unknown number of Nile crocodile widespread in Africa fled from Bonnievale’s commercial breeding farm to Breerivier on Wednesday, causing hunting involving police, landowners and conservation authorities.
Officials said the escaped crocodile, which has a reputation as a man-eater, is 1.2 and 1.5 meters long.
Petro van Lin, a spokeswoman for Cape Nature’s conversation agency on Thursday, said:
Freshwater crocodiles, which are bred primarily for leather goods, grow to an average length of 5 meters and adult males weigh more than 0.5 tonnes.
“They are wilderness and instinctive animals that are accustomed to regular feeding and do not seek food, so people are told,” said James Brent Stan, a spokesman for the Western Cape State Government. It poses a moderate risk, “said the river.
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