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Man arrested with dead croc

2012-12-07 17:48

Pretoria - A man was arrested on Friday morning for possession of a dead crocodile, Tshwane metro police said.

The man was travelling in his bakkie on Moloto Road in Derdepoort near the Pretoria CBD when he was stopped by police at around 10:15 for a routine check, said spokesperson Console Tleane.

The dead crocodile, 1.8m in length, was found in the back of the man's bakkie.

"The man claimed he had found the animal on a chicken farm in Wallmansthal [north of Pretoria]. He claimed the animal was killed as it threatened the chickens."

The man, 63, told police the dead crocodile was then put in a freezer.

Police arrested the man for possession of a protected animal and he was detained at the Kameeldrift police station.

The man, who faces a possible 10 years in prison or a large fine if found guilty, was expected to appear in court soon.

The carcass was handed over to nature conservation authorities.

Comments
  • JanGrimbeek - 2012-12-07 17:58

    "The man claimed he had found the animal on a chicken farm in Wallmansthal [north of Pretoria]. He claimed the animal was killed as it threatened the chickens." Bwhaha, if this is not very very original....., good try though !

  • christiaan.dupreez.9 - 2012-12-07 18:08

    You can murder and rape.... in this country. Just don't kill a croc!

      zapadela.tistarocha - 2012-12-07 18:40

      Yes you can Murder and Rape in any country , Just got to do the time

      BulletProof. - 2012-12-08 22:19

      Yes , you realy took that words from my mouse, 10 years for a crocodile that eat feathers is a bit heavy when must of the people get away with murder and corruption, something is wrong in this society!!!

  • zapadela.tistarocha - 2012-12-07 18:13

    Eibo

  • sipho.zipi - 2012-12-07 18:27

    If the crocodile kills you , what sentence does it get?

      burningdogz - 2012-12-08 09:49

      It is given a death sentence actually, as does any animal that kills a human. Bang bang.

  • muke.matshaba - 2012-12-07 18:35

    Its better than human body parts hey.

  • Asif Asmal - 2012-12-07 18:47

    wtf, who cares?! rapists and murderers get even fewer years than this!

  • Madoqua - 2012-12-07 18:59

    "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." - Ghandi.

  • george.pito - 2012-12-07 19:08

    Somehow the croc proably did eat the chics. Then maybe the kids. Poor management by authority. Crocs are they protected ? kind of silly story. Rather try and find out wher it came from

  • kabelo.k.monageng - 2012-12-07 19:08

    Lol bring him to my place for questioning

  • annie.israel.50 - 2012-12-08 12:59

    A pity it was not alive - HE COULD HAVE IT GIVEN IT TO ZUMA AS A PRESENT SO ZUMA COULD - the crocodile would have had a huge smile and SA WOULD BE RID OF A CORRUPT MAN

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-12-08 13:21

    I don't suppose he would have made much chance if the croc was alive. I wish it were.

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