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Sat Oct 01 03:30:58 CAT 2016

Watch: Shocking footage of crocodile killing pet dog in KwaZulu-Natal

Times LIVE | 09 March, 2016 15:44

Image by: Danielle Davenport via YouTube

WARNING: Not for sensitive viewers. Watch this shocking scene as a pet dog is taken by a crocodile at the estuary of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

Warning: This video is not for sensitive viewers

According to Danielle Davenport who uploaded the video to YouTube, the dogs had been left unattended for ten minutes in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, and had been tormenting the hippos.

"Their owners only arrived after the scene, confused as to where the dog had gone. I was unfortunately on the other side of the estuary so I could not warn them, but please see this as a warning," said Davenport.

The park commented on the video on Facebook, saying that while the park allows people to bring their pets, they should always be on leashes because the park does have dangerous wildlife like hippos, crocodiles and sharks.

"iSimangaliso is special in that dog owners are permitted to walk their pets on several of the trails and beach areas directly adjacent to the St Lucia town area that are outside of the Big 5 game fence. However they should always be leashed for the protection of both dogs and wildlife, which is prolific in the area."

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