About 15,000 crocodiles escaped from a farm in South Africa due to flooding

About 15,000 dangerous reptiles escaped from a crocodile farm in the north of Africa, floods in the Limpopo valley, caused by incessant rains, said on Thursday AFP citing local media.

Because of the strong pressure of water farm owners had to open the gates of the enclosures to prevent the destruction of buildings. This allowed crocodiles to join the ranks of their wild relatives in the waters of the Limpopo River.

According to farmers, half reptile managed to return, but still continue to receive calls from concerned residents asking to take pets. One of the fugitives found on the school field to play rugby, 120 kilometers from the farm.

The rainy season has begun in the region in October last year. To date, the level of water in the rivers has already reached six meters. Flooding in South Africa killed 10 people, in addition, the authorities of neighboring Mozambique were forced to evacuate more than 55,000 people because of the threat of flooding.

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