Wednesday, April 30, 2008

A Welsh Crocodile

Many thanks to Siani for this new story about a crocodile-like creature on the loose in Wales. Almost certainly, like several other such cases that have surfaced over the last half-a-decade or so in the British Isles, this one involves an exotic pet that some idiot bought, before realizing how much time and care is needed to look after such an animal. So what do they do? They dump them in ponds and pools - something that almost certainly ensures their death when winter comes.

This is essential reading too: a great new blog set up to dig into the mystery of the Welsh Croc.

8 comments:

cryptidsrus said...

It's probably what you said, Nick.

Nick Redfern said...

I think so. But it's a shame, and pisses me off, that people buy things like this, not realizing the care and effort that is needed to look after them.

Gwil said...

Thanks for the link. It definitely looks like a dumped pet. Just been out croc hunting. No joy though!

Nick Redfern said...

Gwil:
Cool, keep me posted how the search goes and I'll be pleased to alert people to your updates and investigations.

Gwil said...

Will do :)

Siani said...

It pisses me off too, to think that people are irresponsible enough to try and make a pet out of a wild animal, which they then dump when they find they can't cope with it. Despite it being May, it's not very warm here in Swansea at the moment, so the poor creature may have already died. I hope not. I'd like to think of it being found and taken to an appropriate sanctuary. I'd also like to see the person who dumped it found, and dealt with by the courts.

Nick Redfern said...

Thanks, Gwil!

Nick Redfern said...

Siani
I agree. It's sad that the person will probably never be identified and the animal will die long before its normal life-span.