POISONING OF CROCODILES IN LETABA RIVER AND SURROUNDING DAMS

The Department of Economic Development Environment and Tourism in Limpopo is investigating the emergence of suspected crocodile poisoning around the Letaba River in the Constantia and CP Minaar Eiland area of Mopani District.

Upon receiving complaints from farm owners, our green scorpions visited the area to conduct investigations which revealed four dead crocodiles which showed apparent cases of poisoning. The department then summoned the veterinary services of Tzaneen and Giyani offices to assist with the matter of determining the nature of the poison used to poison the crocodiles.

The Department of water affairs is also running concurrent tests to measure the safety of the water.

Our official in the area Riaan De Jager can be contacted on 083 627 5991 for any information that can assist the department with the investigation.

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