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    Oh my giddy aunt! Most people know that climate change means both more droughts and more floods. But you'd have needed a particular kind of imagination to come up with this particular problem.

    Thousands of crocodiles on loose after floods hit South African farm | World news | guardian.co.uk

    Around 15,000 crocodiles made the great escape from the Rakwena crocodile farm near the border with Botswana on Sunday, according to the newspaper Beeld. Although "a few thousand" have since been recaptured, including one at a school rugby ground 75 miles away, more than half of the reptiles are still at large.
    So that's all good then. Only 7000+ extra crocodiles now cavorting in the extra water. Who's volunteering to help with the clean-up as the water recedes?


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    Yeah, been all over the news!


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    Am I a bad person for saying at least they are a native species (Nile crocodiles) to the river system?
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    Nope.
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    Good to know! I had been wondering if they were native or imported since I first heard about the flood
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    The spread of dangerous animals is a valid concern of climate change. To take an example from the US, the Great Dismal swamp of Virginia is about the Northern extent of the American Alligator range; it's just a matter of time before they move into the marshes of the Delmarva peninsular and inner Chesapeake bay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adelady View Post
    So that's all good then. Only 7000+ extra crocodiles now cavorting in the extra water. Who's volunteering to help with the clean-up as the water recedes?
    Not me for sure
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    Look on the bright side, 7,000 crocs just got introduced back into the wild.....this is a great day for conservationists across the globe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shlunka View Post
    Look on the bright side, 7,000 crocs just got introduced back into the wild.....this is a great day for conservationists across the globe.
    Thats very debatable actually, the river system most likely is not balanced for supporting anywhere near 7000 more apex predators, there could be some serious prey shortages if they do not spread out much.
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