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PostSubject: Croc's mouth taped shut   Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:31 am

Croc's mouth taped shut

Durban - Game rangers are trying to capture a large and especially hungry crocodile near the mouth of Lake St Lucia, it was reported on Thursday.

The three-metre long reptile had been starved for at least six weeks after someone taped its jaws shut, according to the Mercury.

It appeared that the crocodile's jaws were sealed tightly with two bands of insulating tape before the reptile managed to elude its captors and escape back to the lake.

Tony Conway, KZN Wildlife conservation manager told the newspaper that the crocodile was first spotted about six weeks ago near the ski-boat club where visitors sometimes fed crocodiles illegally with scraps of boerewors.

Conway said they had several theories about the perpetrators - including that they were trying to slaughter it and sell its parts for muti, or to sell it to a crocodile breeder.

Ezemvelo says it is now trying to capture the crocodile and several attempts had already failed.
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PostSubject: Re: Croc's mouth taped shut   Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:15 pm

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