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Yikes! 15,000 Crocodiles Escape Farm In South Africa, Area Evacuated
WCAI ^ | January 24, 2013 | Mark Memmott

Posted on 01/24/2013 7:58:51 PM PST by Daffynition

As flood waters rose Sunday, a South African crocodile farmer near the border with Botswana was forced to open his gates to prevent a storm surge from destroying the property.

And, no, this isn't the plot of some horror flick:

About 15,000 crocodiles escaped, according to the local newspaper, Beeld.

(Excerpt) Read more at capeandislands.org ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: 15000crocs; whatacroc; wildlife
If the average croc is 4.85 meters....then 15K stretched end-to-end....that's like um...er....from here to the moon!


1 posted on 01/24/2013 7:58:59 PM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Revenge afoot.


2 posted on 01/24/2013 8:00:09 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Daffynition; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono
How big is their toilet?


3 posted on 01/24/2013 8:00:58 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Daffynition

Worth going to the link and reading the whole article. Very amusingly written.


4 posted on 01/24/2013 8:04:52 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Daffynition

That’s lots of boots and belts.


5 posted on 01/24/2013 8:05:33 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: doc1019
>>Revenge afoot.<<

...or at hand.


6 posted on 01/24/2013 8:05:52 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: a fool in paradise

7 posted on 01/24/2013 8:06:03 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: a fool in paradise

African population control.

Would love to borrow about a 1000 of them and drop them off in Sacramento.


8 posted on 01/24/2013 8:06:18 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (I own a weapon to protect my family from those wanting to take that weapon away.)
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To: Daffynition

Never ate croc but gator is pretty good; like firm fish or crawdad but big chunks and chewy.

I’d stand on the front line to quell the riot.


9 posted on 01/24/2013 8:09:32 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: a fool in paradise

10 posted on 01/24/2013 8:10:15 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: a fool in paradise
LOL...this was in SoAfrica...not NYC! :-D


11 posted on 01/24/2013 8:11:19 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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12 posted on 01/24/2013 8:13:17 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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13 posted on 01/24/2013 8:14:34 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition
Croc Man


14 posted on 01/24/2013 8:16:11 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: One Name
I understand you have to use *old Bay* seasoning and fix 'em in a....................croc pot.


15 posted on 01/24/2013 8:19:35 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Revolting cat!
They'd make a cute couple.


16 posted on 01/24/2013 8:23:13 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition

A croc riot of that magnitude might require an “assault weapon”. I don’t think Biden’s double barrel bird shot would do much.

I guess we’ll have to call the police.


17 posted on 01/24/2013 8:28:15 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: Daffynition
15,000 narrow mouth gator u say, mey where day at?


18 posted on 01/24/2013 8:28:56 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Daffynition

Whew! It’s a good thing they didn’t ban guns there. Er, oh wait!


19 posted on 01/24/2013 8:31:59 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Daffynition
Maybe they need to get the Unions involved in the hunt.


20 posted on 01/24/2013 8:39:25 PM PST by 444Flyer
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To: Daffynition

“One family, according to the BBC, had to be rescued from their flooded home as “crocodiles were swimming around them.”

Even though we may think our lives really suck, someone, somewhere, is having it much worse.


21 posted on 01/24/2013 8:39:40 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: The Cajun

***** “ 15,000 narrow mouth gator u say, mey where day at? *****

Target rich environment ... good money

TT

I really like that guy


22 posted on 01/24/2013 8:48:13 PM PST by TexasTransplant (This needs to go viral http://vimeo.com/52009124 please watch it)
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To: Daffynition

sounds like a great location for a Bear Grylls episode.


23 posted on 01/24/2013 9:09:56 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Daffynition

No crocs in NC but back in the 90’s hurricane Floyd flooded the pig farms in the eastern part of the state resulting in a feral hog population explosion they’re still dealing with today.


24 posted on 01/24/2013 9:10:47 PM PST by Rebelbase ( .223, .224, whatever it takes....)
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To: 444Flyer
Just keep the politicians out of it.


25 posted on 01/24/2013 9:14:32 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition

lol! That elephant’s thinking, “My day just got worse!”


26 posted on 01/24/2013 9:20:44 PM PST by 444Flyer (They killed the Twinkie, but not the terrorists in Benghazi. What's wrong with this picture?)
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To: 444Flyer

IIRC, that little guy escaped, unharmed. Phew!


27 posted on 01/24/2013 9:22:27 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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28 posted on 01/24/2013 9:39:04 PM PST by 444Flyer (They killed the Twinkie, but not the terrorists in Benghazi. What's wrong with this picture?)
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To: Daffynition

Yeah! A happy ending.:)


29 posted on 01/24/2013 9:41:00 PM PST by 444Flyer (They killed the Twinkie, but not the terrorists in Benghazi. What's wrong with this picture?)
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To: Daffynition

It’s Ramree WW2 all over again.


30 posted on 01/24/2013 9:42:13 PM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: a fool in paradise

That is the toilet.


31 posted on 01/24/2013 9:44:50 PM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Daffynition

http://images.crocs.com/is/image/Crocs/thumbnail/Forest-and-Black-Crocskin-Classic-_12101_33M_IS.jpg


32 posted on 01/24/2013 9:56:55 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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33 posted on 01/24/2013 10:02:49 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Daffynition

I wonder if South Africa needs some Texan shootists to solve that problem.


34 posted on 01/25/2013 6:33:02 AM PST by buffaloguy
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To: Daffynition

Crikey


35 posted on 01/25/2013 7:14:46 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: SeaHawkFan
LOL! Who nu?

It was produced as a *limited edition*...I missed out! Just dang!


36 posted on 01/25/2013 9:34:10 AM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: 444Flyer
Innocent looking.


37 posted on 01/25/2013 9:42:41 AM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition
We come in peace.

Unless you're a pirate.

38 posted on 01/25/2013 10:22:39 AM PST by 444Flyer (Obama killed the Twinkie, but not the terrorists in Benghazi. What's wrong with this picture?)
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To: 444Flyer
Hold mah beer!


39 posted on 01/25/2013 4:58:55 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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40 posted on 01/26/2013 11:54:23 PM PST by 444Flyer (Obama killed the Twinkie, but not the terrorists in Benghazi. What's wrong with this picture?)
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41 posted on 01/27/2013 1:30:25 AM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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