15,000 crocodiles escape in South Africa
That is not a typo. Fifteen thousand.
The crocs are on the loose after escaping a farm in South Africa during a flood. The owners of Rakwena Crocodile Farm were forced to open up the pens of the animals to drain the rising water, which led to all 15,000 of the reptiles escaping. And to make matters worse, the crocs are Nile crocodiles, one of the biggest and most deadly crocodiles on the planet. They also are known to eat people and each other. And you can be pretty sure they weren't exactly in a good mood having been cooped up all together and being farmed for their skin.
As the water recedes, some of the crocs are being found in trees and around the farm having not got that far, but one was spotted on a nearby school's rugby pitch. Zane Langman from the Rakwena farm has been going about capturing the crocodiles, but has only got around half of them back. Zane prefers to catch them at night as their eyes reflect torch light making them easier to find (and because he's mad).
Bet they're regretting letting them watch Chicken Run now.
Story by David O'Shaughnessy | 13:57 | Thursday 24th January 2013 | WTF