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Crocodile on the loose at Dusi

2012-02-13 17:04
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Durban - Organisers of the Unlimited Dusi Canoe Marathon are hunting for a crocodile spotted in the Umgeni River, which will be used by scores of paddlers during the race.

"A trap has been set next to the Umgeni River near Springfield Park," Dusi spokesperson Ray de Vries said on Monday.

De Vries said the crocodile was spotted last week along the Umgeni River, but he described the sighting as an isolated incident.

"Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife has set the trap just opposite the railway bridge in Springfield Park in the hopes of catching the beast," De Vries said.

Nearly 1800 paddlers are expected to participate in the race which starts on February 16 in Pietermaritzburg and ends in Durban two days later.

"As an extra measure we have regular patrols and will place marshals along the river during the race," De Vries said.

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