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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:48 AM
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Crocodiles a new menace for flood-threatened Bangkok

from the Toronto Star:





As flood waters continued to swell near Bangkok on Thursday, Thai residents had more to fear than burst dikes and property damage.

Authorities have warned residents of the capital that crocodiles have ridden the rising flood waters to freedom. One Australian broadcaster reported thousands had escaped. More tempered reports put the number around 100 in Ayutthaya province, north of Bangkok.

Still, the spectre of encountering a loose crocodile only compounds the devastation and danger wrought by Thailands worst flooding in half a century.

This is the worst thing knowing that there might be a crocodile or snake there waiting for you when go back to check your home, one resident, Patchara Promkaew, 43, told the Wall Street Journal. ............(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/1076709--croc...



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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:54 AM
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1. More pictures here
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:22 AM
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2. Just like Katrina. nt
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