‘Be careful with your crocs‘

18.09.2011                      19.Elul, 5771


‘Be careful with your crocs'

Concerns raised after last week’s mass crocodile breakout from Moshav Petzael in Jordan Valley.

Following the mass escape of some 50 crocodiles last week from Moshav Petzael in the Jordan Valley, an amphibian-reptilian expert, as well as Nature and Parks Authority representatives, have warned that ranch owners must better safeguard their floats so that the animals are not reintroduced into the wild.
“Nobody can know for sure if it’s at all possible that they can reproduce in the wild in Israel, but considering the very, very remote chance that they could start to have a population here, a reproducing population in the wild – that’s a very, very scary possibility,” Dr. Boaz Shacham, collection manager and technician at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Zoological Museum’s Herpetological Collection, told The Jerusalem Post on Monday….