Crocodile recapture operation along Breede River downscaled after no new sightings

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CapeNature staff set cage traps with dead chickens to lure crocodiles that escaped on 5 March.
CapeNature staff set cage traps with dead chickens to lure crocodiles that escaped on 5 March.
PHOTO: Jaco Marais/Gallo Images

A two-month-long, full-scale search operation to recapture an unknown number of escaped crocodiles along the Breede River has been downscaled.

This after no new crocodile sightings have been reported along the river for the last two weeks.

The sub-adult Nile crocodiles escaped from a facility outside Bonnievale in the Western Cape on 3 March. IOL identified the farm as the Jan Hoppie Crocodile Farm.

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