Crocs are going under hammer
IT’S ONE of those auctions where the highest bidder better have his ducks in a row. Okay, maybe ducks aren’t appropriate. Let’s rather say a dam with a very high fence would be better.
The first of its kind crocodile auction takes place tomorrow at the Shallow Drift farm in Wartburg in the KZN Midlands.
Neil Pentolfe and his son Brandon, who own the crocodile farm, will be selling off extra stock, and those who come shopping had better keep their gloves on.
“This is an orchestrated sale to showcase an animal-friendly system and to offer top-quality hatchlings, yearlings, sub-adults and mature breeders which originate from a variety of regional gene pools,” said Brandon.
The crocodiles are used for meat (yes, some people eat them, not the other way round) and their skins are exported worldwide.
“We are selling the crocodiles because we have more than we need, Brandon added.
The auction takes place at the farm at 11am. Bidders are advised to bring a cage.