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Crocodile crossing: Thousands on loose in S.Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Afraid of crocodiles? Then you may want to stay away from the South Africa-Botswana border.

About 7,000 crocodiles escaped a crocodile farm when the gates on a dam were opened this week to alleviate pressure created by rising flood waters. About 2,000 have been recaptured, the Beeld newspaper reported Friday.

Video from the scene shows people hunting down the smallish crocs at night, tying them up and taking them back to the Rakwena Crocodile Farm, in northern South Africa. The farm, which didn't respond to an email or calls seeking comment, used to hold 15,000 crocodiles.

The farm's website shows goods like crocodile-skin purses and hats for sale.

Northern South Africa and neighboring Mozambique have seen massive floods over the last week.

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