66 crocodiles are said to be accounted for at this stage. This follows a mass escaped from a commercial breeding farm in Bonnievale, Western Cape, at the start of the month, reported IOL.
Petro van Rhyn, a spokesperson for CapeNature, said that while some crocs had been captured, search patrols have been ongoing.
25 crocodiles had been caught and euthanised by Tuesday, 16 March. CapeNature said that since then more have been put to death.
“We can now account for 66 crocodiles. A total of 32 were captured live and 34 euthanised,” Van Rhyn on Thursday.
“We are continuing with night patrols and there are still trap cages in the river as well.”
People who spot a crocodile are urged not to approach it but to alert Bonnievale SAPS immediately at 023 616 8060.