Skip to comments.Failed business leaves Israel with a crocodile conundrum
Posted on 08/10/2018 11:57:36 AM PDT by SJackson
PETZAEL, West Bank -- An Israeli businessman appears to have bitten off more than he can chew with plans for a crocodile farm in a West Bank settlement. Hundreds of crocodiles have been stranded at the farm in a remote spot in the Jordan Valley -- left behind by a pair of failed business ventures.
The crocodiles were brought to the settlement of Petzael in the mid-1990s as a tourist attraction. Ensuing Israeli-Palestinian violence kept visitors away, prompting the crocodiles' purchase by entrepreneur Gadi Biton, who hoped to sell them for their skin.
But his venture flopped after Israel passed a law in 2012 defining the crocodile as a protected animal, and banning raising the animals for sale as meat or merchandise. Multiple attempts to sell them abroad have failed.
"We found ourselves with hundreds of crocodiles in this farm that no one knows what to do with," said David Elhayani, head of the Jordan Valley Regional Council. A lone worker feeds the animals dead chickens once every eight days.
Dozens of the crocodiles lazed recently on the sun-baked shores of a lagoon on the property, their jaws ajar, revealing menacing teeth.
The animals have become a pain for the owner, the region and Israel. Dozens of crocodiles have escaped on two occasions, including once when 70 flew the coop only to be found after a three-day croc-hunt. The reptiles, which can live well into their 70s, are also reproducing. Their numbers are expected to grow to the thousands in the coming years.
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Sounds like the basis for a reality TV show, apparently playing with crocs is a thing now. Last week there was a topic about some 2018 graduate who enjoys playing with her “pet”.
[T]ourists are paying £5,000 to dive into a river..to swim alongside 12ft-long Nile CROCODILES [tr]
UK Daily Mail | April 29, 2018 | Barbara Jones
Posted on 04/29/2018 5:48:57 AM PDT by C19fan
Edited on 04/29/2018 12:26:04 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Uh. No. That’s one episode I deliberately missed, thanks.
Not kosher. Fly them to the Nile and drop them in.
Don’t know what the Undead Thread is, but assuming you mean just this thread that’s fine.
We will, instead, be checking out this cool Crocodile Moat courtesy of SJackson!
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Well... Ok then...
Just a note:
The Plesiosaurs in the existing moat of the Flying Castle will not be plesed to have crocodiles as competition. I suggest the crocodiles should be processed as Palestinian terrorists first.
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Thank you, SJackson, for the use of your thread! Our old one was getting a little long in the tooth. ;o]
Wow. We made it, and not even 100 miles on it, yet! :o])
Or use the Crocs to process “Palestinian” terrorists.
Well now, my last post was most appropos and timely.
Thank you for giving the flying castle a new home in which to orbit or rotate or whatever-it-is that we do!
Robt will take his Ice Tea a long way away from the patio around the lily pads around the crocodile (er, gold fish) pool.
Yessir. It most certainly was!
The crocs are in the moat with the plesiosaurs, but is suspect something will have to give. However, you can watch it all from the Widow’s Walk, and bring your own popcorn!
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