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Last Updated: Wednesday, 24 May 2006, 17:01 GMT 18:01 UK
Crocodile farm planned for Fens
A crocodile at the farm
The crocodiles will be bred for meat
An East Anglian farmer is planning to set up what is believed to be the UK's only crocodile farm.

Andy Johnson, from Oldhurst, near Warboys, Cambridgeshire has several crocodiles for breeding stock, including one which is 9ft long.

Mr Johnson said he hoped to establish a fully working crocodile farm, producing and selling meat in a farm shop.

"We're trying to get an alternative meat in the system that's more environmentally friendly," he said.

"We're just looking at farming them in the UK to see if we can make the job add up.

"As far as we know we're the only ones commercially looking at farming the crocodiles in the UK, probably Europe."


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