Monster: three-metre croc seen near Blue Lagoon

2010-01-13 00:00

EZEMVELO KZN Wildlife has warned the public to stay away from the Mngeni River after another crocodile was spotted.

Spokesman Jeff Gaisford said a three-metre crocodile has been seen upstream of Blue Lagoon, below the Connaught Bridge.

This comes after a two-metre crocodile was spotted by Durban residents in early November. The crocodile also attacked a man who farms on the river bank.

“EKZNW staff has now placed an additional three traps in various sites along the Mngeni River near the Blue Lagoon,” he said.

Gaisford said several disturbances at the original trap site appear to have forced the crocodiles downstream, closer to the popular Blue Lagoon area.

“Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife again appeals to all members of the public to keep away from the traps and river banks, and also to refrain from entering the Mngeni River between the Connaught Bridge and the Blue Lagoon,” he said.

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