Snappy: Croc’s jaws finally free

2008-08-10 00:00

A crocodile four metres long, whose jaws had been sealed with insulation tape, was finally captured by the Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife at Lake St Lucia yesterday.

The reptile’s capture follows several unsuccessful attempts at catching it after it was first spotted.

There were fears the crocodile was getting hungry, as it is believed that its jaws had been sealed shut for over six weeks in an apparent prank.

Capturing the crocodile was described as a “dangerous” task by KZN Wildlife spokesman Jeff Gaisford. He said the organisation had assistance from a commercial crocodile catcher and the KZN Wildlife staff from the Crocodile Centre near St Lucia.

“It was a very dangerous operation, but the crocodile is now free to live its life,” said Gaisford.

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