Two crocodiles go missing in Krugersdorp area

Two crocodiles go missing in Krugersdorp area

Breakfast with Martin Bester spoke to Dave Human from Krugersdorp, the owner of the crocs, after they were recovered. 

Photo: Wikipedia, Loke Seng Hon

A recent post on the Facebook group, Krugersdorp Community Forum, sparked widespread attention in Gauteng after revealing that two crocodiles had gone missing in the Krugersdorp area.

"Please be on the lookout for 2 crocodiles. They were kept to be recovered for a farm and somehow the got out of the enclosure. They where in Voortrekker Road. If you spot them please call Dave 0833771040." 

Two crocodiles go missing in Krugersdorp area
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Breakfast with Martin Bester spoke to Dave Human, whose phone number was on the post regarding the missing crocodiles. 

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Human revealed that the crocodiles were, in fact, his pets that went missing. 

"They are the most gorgeous pets," he said.

According to Human, the crocodiles escaped after a worker at home left a gate open, which led the crocodiles to wander off.

"The small one was found in the neighbours’ pool; Croc City recovered him yesterday," said Human.

The SPCA recovered the second croc. The Krugersdorp man also took the opportunity to commend the great work of the SPCA.

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The crocodiles were first spotted at a tollgate near Hammanskraal, looking ill and exhausted, when Dave saved them from being sold. 

"In the interim, they were staying at the pool in the estate, where a lot of young people live, and we created a crocodile pit for them."

 This is where the crocodiles escaped from. 

Luckily, Knuckles and Fang, the crocs, are both safe.

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