The homeowners of a Ballito crocodile farm try to get well from their losses after burglers made off with 75 kilograms of crocodile fats from their premises. Crocodile Creek is house to a lot of reptiles and different animals, which could be seen on guided excursions.
As reported by Day by day Information, the incident befell on Sunday, October 11 when proprietor Pete Watson despatched out a social media SOS calling for anybody with data to tell him whether or not they have seen or noticed anybody promoting crocodile meat or fats.
‘Our freezer container has had the locks smashed once more. A substantial quantity of inventory was stolen. Various giant and small crocodiles have been stolen and injured over the previous yr,’ Watson mentioned. ‘It’s the muti commerce little question. Nothing is protected in our stunning nation, not even crocodiles. One in all lately the crocodiles will get fortunate when these thefts happen at evening.’
Resulting from lockdown, the crocodile farm has been closed for practically 5 months, and employees has been lower down to only three workers.
‘We endured huge monetary losses. It may very well be an inside job. They understand how or the place to climb over my fence and excessive wall. A random individual wouldn’t stroll by a crocodile enclosure. We have now been victims 3 times prior to now month alone,’ Watson added.
‘Additionally they took frozen chickens that we feed to the crocodiles. There may very well be multiple individual. We’re not coping with sheep or cattle. 5 years in the past, in 14 months we misplaced 305 crocodiles. They appeal to the crocodiles with baited hooks and pull them over the wall. It’s troublesome to rely them within the ponds as a result of they keep submerged. Draining the ponds could be troublesome.’
Police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala mentioned the incident was not reported to the oThongathi SAPS.