A report published in Telegraph on Jan. 24, 2013 stated that due to heavy downpour around 15,000 crocodiles escaped from the South African farm named Rakwena Crocodile Farm.
It happened to prevent the storm surge due to the high water level in nearby Limpopo River. Looking at the situation, the owners were compelled to open the gates. According to the reports, many of the crocodiles have been recaptured.
However, half of them are still on the loose as they got scattered far and wide. One crocodile was found on a school rugby pitch located 75 miles away. Zane Langman, the son-in-law of Johan Boshoff, the owner of Rakwena farm, said that there were only a few crocodiles in the Limpopo River.
Now there are many. They have been retaking them as and when the local farmers call them to inform of the intrusion of crocodiles on their farms.
He also stated that they took the initiatives to recapture the crocodiles at night as it is easy to catch them at night (their eyes shine red when there is no light).