An urgent hunt was under way around Pattaya on Tuesday after at least 20 crocodiles escaped from the flooded crocodile farm.
The crocodiles at Million Years Stone Park, a zoo and reptile farm, are thought to have made a break for freedom Sunday when heavy rains caused a mudslide around an enclosure containing thousands of the creatures, said a spokesman for the farm, Suthawuth Temthab.
Farm workers and locals had joined in the search for the missing reptiles and he said over 20 crocodiles had already been found, but a few more were still on the loose, now some of the guys looking for them have gone missing, no only joking.
Suthawuth predicted some of the rest would be rounded up on Tuesday & some will end up as handbags wallets & shoes.
Thai television ran images of large crocodiles being returned to the farm with their jaws tied shut and carried by up to six men.
On its website, the Million Years Stone Park, which is just outside of Pattaya City, says it has the "largest population of salt water crocodiles in this country" as well as smaller fresh water crocodiles and other exotic animals.
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