They said soldiers shot dead eight fresh water crocodiles and returned those captured to the breeding farm in Khanh Hoa province where raging floodwaters broke cages Saturday, allowing the crocodiles to escape.
The hunting team of army, rangers and local militia captured 23 crocodiles Wednesday, bringing to 88 those caught in the past four days, said Tran Minh Thu, head of the provincial Ranger Department's inspection unit.
Local people also slaughtered seven crocodiles themselves, Thu said. Officials said they do not know exactly how many crocodiles escaped, but estimate there could be hundreds. Link