Croc stock

A crocodile that frequently lunged at visitors at a game reserve in Botswana has been saved from being shot by Earthwatch scientist Dr Alison Leslie. The four-foot long Nile crocodile was captured and will be used as breeding stock. Its offspring will be released into the wild or sold to farmers. Botswanan wildlife officials were invited to assist in the capture of the crocodile. Leslie has just received a permit to start a community-run crocodile farm. "As a result of our work, the 'problem' crocodile is no longer such a problem and will still contribute to the next generation of Okavango crocodiles," said Leslie.

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