Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Don't kill the crocodiles!

"MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – At least 280 crocodiles have escaped from a Mexican refuge near the Gulf of Mexico after heavy flooding caused by Hurricane Karl, Mexican media said Tuesday."

Everyone knows how common hurricanes are around the Gulf of Mexico, what's particularly surprising is that the people who run this crocodile refuge didn't fortify the area well enough to stop crocodiles getting out in the event of a flood. I could possibly understand this if it was a small reserve, but when we're talking about hundreds of animals that can and will kill people then somebody has fucked up royally.

"The endangered Morelet crocodiles were on the roam in six coastal areas in the Mexican state of Veracruz and residents were told not to try to capture or kill them, El Economista reported."

We don't know when this happened exactly, but they've already spread around a pretty large area by the sounds of things, and now the authorities have seen it fit to issue a warning to not capture or kill them? What the fuck is wrong with them? Did they not think that a warning along the lines of 'CROCODILES ON THE LOOSE. STAY THE FUCK INDOORS' would suffice? Do they really need to tell people this?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100921/od_nm/us_mexico_crocodiles

8 comments:

Marltoro7 said...

We have to save the crocodiles!

John said...

Man, if a crocodile was all up in your grill (that is, about to ROLL YOUR ASS TO DEATH) I think most would kill the crocodile.

Of course, if the crocodiles are just water chillin' and mindin' their own business killing is a bit much.

Gangrenous said...

haha i hope they get them back

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JD said...

Of course, they are more scared of us than we are of them...

Actually, maybe not in this case.

MD said...

Maybe they just don't want any civilian to be mauled trying to capture those crocodile? Y'know, those big, dangerous, armed-to-the-teeth reptiles that are known man-killers? Doesn't sound like an easy job for just anyone.

ILikeVidya said...

Fucking Crocodiles, how do they work!?!

Francisco Delgado said...

but how will I get my crocs? I want crocs, not just lizards.

Mashed Corn and Potatoes on the Cob said...

I want to hug a crocodile but alas..

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