📩 20/09/2023 12:32
All 69 crocodiles that escaped from a flooded farm in southern China's Guangdong province have been captured and no crocodile attacks have been reported so far, local officials said.
Crocodiles escaped from a commercial crocodile farm in Maoming city after Typhoon Haikui flooded the area earlier this month. The local government mobilized more than 6 people in response to the incident. By Saturday, 600 crocodiles were found on the farm, while another 40 crocodiles were rescued from neighboring ponds or flooded fields. The farm owner told the police that there were 29 Siamese crocodiles, including two cubs, living on the farm, and two crocodiles died in the typhoon.
Typhoon Haikui and the monsoon caused torrential rains in many cities and counties in the Pearl River Delta region earlier this month, resulting in urban flooding, landslides, road closures and other dangerous situations.