50 Live Crocodiles Seized at London Heathrow

Last Friday 50 crocodiles were found at London’s Heathrow airport. The saltwater crocodiles were all about one year old and were supposed to be headed for a farm where they would be bred for their meat. In my experience crocodiles taste like chicken.

These crocs originated in Malaysia and were being shipped illegally — because of how they were packed. As is often the case with people being smuggled into the United States, the crocodiles were crammed ten to a box, each of which was only meant to hold four.

The crocodiles “had started to fight each other during the flight” because of their close quarters. Crocfighting.

    Q: What do you call a crocodile in a vest?
    A: Investigator

    Q: How do you tell the difference between a crocodile and an alligator?
    A: You will see one later and one in a while.

Fortunately for them, though, 49 of the 50 have survived and they’ve all be granted asylum — “being cared for before being rehomed.”

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  1. Good luck to those crocs surviving all the knife violence in London that’s turned the city into a “war zone”.

  2. Will there ever be a Mara Salva Croc? Sending them home is the best solution now

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