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At around 1500hrs on the 24th of May 2013 at Kuburi Camping site close to Crocodile Farm, a fisherman who was fishing with almost half of his body in the waters was attacked by a crocodile whilst fishing in Kariba dam. The fisherman who has since been identified is reported to have been fishing next to his friend who pulled him from the heavy crocodile jaws but sustained some dip cuts on both of his thighs. He was later taken to a local hospital where his condition is reported to be stable.

Investigations reveal that the fisherman (fish-poacher) was fishing illegally since he had not paid anything to Parks for his fishing activity. A reaction was quickly made by Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority rangers from Nyanyana camp resulting in the shooting of the crocodile.

Awareness campaign programmes will continue to be held in the area with the Authority warning people to desist from engaging in illegal poaching activities as there are dangers associated with the practice. The Authority further warns the public to desist from fishing with part of their bodies in the water as water bodies are legitimate residential areas for crocodiles and hippos among other dangerous aquatic species.
 


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