Jul 20, 2024

Crocodiles washed away in KZN floods


Some crocodiles have been washed away from Crocodile Creek Farm during the floods that have devastated South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province. Crocodile Creek Farm, about 40km north of Durban in Tongaat, says 12 crocodiles were swept away after torrential rain hit the area.

@Njabuloglungele tweeted “‼️Please note that 4 of 5 crocodile ponds were washed away from a crocodile farm, Crocodile Creek. A home to more than 6000 Nile crocodiles, alligators & snakes. Please be on the lookout for crocodiles in the Tongaat river towards the beach. KZN wildlife was informed accordingly”.

According to Crocodile Creek Farm’s website, the farm has “roughly 6,000 Nile crocodiles, slender-snouted crocodiles, West African dwarf crocodiles, American alligators, deadly mambas and a wide array of snakes, tortoises, rabbits and wild monkeys”.

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, the province’s conservation authority, has tweeted that seven of the reptiles have been recaptured and that a hunt is still on the hunt for the other five. A video has been circulating on social media of officials finding one of the crocodiles along the coast road