Durban - A juvenile crocodile spotted on bank of Tongaat River mouth on Monday is believed to be among hundreds thriving in reedbeds in rivers on KwaZulu-Natal’s north coast.
"It's a juvenile croc, about 1,2 metres long," said Umhlali K9 SAPS search and rescue officer, Sergeant Clinton Odayar, who got a snapshot of the reptile before it slipped back into the water early Monday evening.
The sighting of the crocodile was first reported by a motorist, Nadine Flaum.
“There’s an alligator - I mean crocodile - catching a suntan on beach,” said Flaum on a voice note posted on an emergency services WhatsApp group.
Flaum was driving over Tongaat River bridge when her 18-year-old daughter, Kiara-Lee, glimpsed the crocodile from the passenger side window.