Baby croc settles in at Botanical Gardens

2011-10-21 12:14

Johannesburg - A baby crocodile has settled in at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens in Roodepoort, west of Johannesburg, according to a report on Friday.

The crocodile has been spotted on a sandbank at the waterfall's pool, traditionally a play area for children visiting the gardens over weekends.

It is only 80cm long, but staff told Beeld newspaper it would still cause serious injury if it bit anyone.

A picture of the crocodile has been doing the rounds and a Facebook group for the botanical gardens is discussing names for him, including "Walt, "Kwena", "Teardrop" and "Sisi".

Meanwhile, a sign has been put up at the waterfall, warning people not to go near the pool for their own safety.

  • Henri - 2011-10-21 12:28

    Crocs dont kill people, stingrays do, ask steve !!! leave the croc alone !!!!

      Lyndatjie - 2011-10-21 14:24

      Little crocs take LITTLE bites Big crocs take BIG bites Care to go and test my theory in about three years when the little flucker grows up Henri? :)

  • Phillip - 2011-10-21 13:17

    Will be great to have a croc there, the one question nobody seems to as is "where did he come from?" Could not have been born there, had to be carried in somehow, ad I don't think the storks did it! ;-D

  • Hendrik - 2011-10-21 13:38

    Heard of him a day or two ago, but I would also like to know who brought him there?

  • Monique - 2011-10-21 13:45


  • Gareth - 2011-10-21 13:48

    He was left behind after they shot that Red Bull advert...

  • Rika - 2011-10-21 14:27

    What will he be eating I wonder.

  • natasha.c.venter - 2011-10-21 15:06

    perphaps they should remove the little precious thing and take him to the croc farm - Plot 59 R114 Old Pretoria Road, Nietgedacht

  • Brainbow - 2011-10-21 18:07

    Don't worry. The little one won't eat kids for about another decade. There are some youth that we could consider force-feeding though. Maybe we have been given a hint in finding da gravy source of denile. Thanks Walter!

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