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Thailand Tourist Park Hunts For Escaped Crocodiles

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BANGKOK -- The owners of a tourist park just outside the Thai beach resort of Pattaya are scrambling to track down missing crocodiles after dozens escaped when floods swept the area over the weekend.

Suthawut Temtub, a spokesman for the Million Years Stone Park and Crocodile Farm, said Tuesday that 28 crocodiles have been recaptured since breaking away from a park enclosure Sunday night.

He said the farm houses more than 2,000 crocodiles and it is not yet known how many are missing.

Suthawut says the crocodiles range from 6.5 to 13 feet (2 to 4 meters) in length.

Heavy downpours over the weekend caused flooding in Thailand's east, including areas around Pattaya.