Hugh Paxton’s Blog posted a report on the greatest crocodilian escape in human history. That was last year when the floods were raging and flooding and doing that sort of thing.
Strangely enough, although everybody knew it was going to happen again, preparations for incoming floods this year were largely neglected and while this goes for pretty much everything (roads, houses, etc.) the issue of not really learning from the past (last year) is exemplified by a current appeal to the general public to catch crocodiles that have escaped from a crocodile farm swamped by monsoon rains triggering a flash flood. The latest escapees are tiddlers – only 70 cm long. And if you get your hands on one you will receive an (unspecified) reward.
Bounty hunters beware! The 70 centimetre editions are going to be a real bitch to catch but Pramot Chanthamit, chief of Tambon Nong Lalok administration has just announced that there may be some larger versions out and about. Nothing to do with floods in this particular instance. A crocodile farm worker simply forgot to close the gate to the crocodile farm’s ponds.