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#1244638 - 26/02/2014 10:05 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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I think the Nudgee one was a hoax or imagination.

They still have at least one in the Mary River near Maryborough city.

One was shot many years back in the Logan River.

They inhabit the western side of Fraser Island.

Unless I am in Tasmania I consider any water possible. shocked

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#1244679 - 26/02/2014 17:01 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Up here in the Kimberley it all depends on the water temperature as to where they will take up residence.
In the most southern areas along the coast the water temp drops quite substantially and its usually too cold for the crocs especially in the dry season .

Down Eighty Mile the water temp goes down to 17degs in around July.As they are cold blooded this seems to inhibate there range.

In the wet season they can go a lot further south because of the increased water temps and the odd one has been spotted as far south in the Pilbara as Port Hedland.
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#1244684 - 26/02/2014 17:30 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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They had one recently at Carnarvon in the Gascoyne. Also several spotted in and around Ningaloo reef, coral Bay and Exmouth in recent years and no doubt they are moving in everywhere in between these days. The Pilbara is a big uninhabited mangrove lined coastline with heaps of little creeks and river mouths dotted along its coastline. Great habitat for them.
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#1244744 - 27/02/2014 00:31 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Yep Popeye your right there may be a few crocs around the Pilbara and I suppose as the sea temps get higher there might be a few more making their way southwards.

About that one in Coral Bay :"Mr Webb chair of the crocodile group with the International Union for Conservation of Nature, said such a journey was rare. said the crocodile may have been displaced from its home because of a fight with other males. Another possibility was that it was old and had become confused."

"There might have been the odd historical record of the odd individual crocodile going down there but it would be really unusual historically and in every other way," he said. "They probably couldn't survive down there because of the temperatures."

The water would have been nice and warm in April last year so yes probaly followed warm water current down to Coral Bay.

A bit of pity they just go out and shoot it didnt even try to catch it.
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#1245437 - 03/03/2014 14:42 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Saw an article with pics this morning from Queensland of a Python in a death duel with a croc and the snake won ....

Amazing even though the croc was originally in the water.Went on for ages too until finally the croc was constricted and or suffocated to death.
Just shows the hunter will also be hunted.
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#1245445 - 03/03/2014 15:24 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Here is the link with amazing pics of the duel.

Snakes strangling croc
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#1245605 - 04/03/2014 14:35 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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there is also this one i saw a while back, where another snake eats an alligator, however the Alligator is still alive right to the end!

The video is sped up.

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#1245613 - 04/03/2014 15:09 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Hard to believe how they can dislocate there jaw to engulf there catch.

Its amazing.
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#1246719 - 07/03/2014 20:18 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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#1246745 - 07/03/2014 20:46 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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#1246850 - 08/03/2014 00:35 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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If crocs can surf then they better watch out for those nasty White Pointers...lol
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#1246858 - 08/03/2014 00:44 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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LoL Desieboy.

Have a read of the comments section in that linky I posted. Seems not all WA people are rednecks after all and some of those commenting think Colon Barnacle is a clown too.
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#1249984 - 20/03/2014 09:24 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Originally Posted By: desieboy

If crocs can surf then they better watch out for those nasty White Pointers...lol



Kowabunga dude!







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#1249997 - 20/03/2014 11:15 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Its definately true then......

Next someone will try and ride one...lol..
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#1249998 - 20/03/2014 11:16 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Sometimes you have to wonder if they do it for fun. I can't see it but you never know

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#1249999 - 20/03/2014 11:30 Re: Crocs [Re: Brett Guy]
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Originally Posted By: Brett Guy
Sometimes you have to wonder if they do it for fun. I can't see it but you never know


I have wondered that myself Brett, have seen them playing around in the shore break for hours.

Here's a couple of other shots from around Darwin...

This little fella is a known crab pot raider that lives in one of the harbour creeks..



A bigger one out at Shady Camp..

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#1250158 - 21/03/2014 00:01 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Love this one when they were moving the crocs to the new park out of town ..a few tourist got a shock many thought it was not real ....nobody could understand why they had to go right around
one of the main streets of town...maybe they needed some beer for the journey..

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#1250408 - 22/03/2014 15:03 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Here is a few shots of the croc at Willie creek taken a few months back.



Going for an afternoon swim on the low tide...



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Sunbaking on the sandbank...Who is a nice looking, well fed croc then ?




Tides coming in, time to check out the other side...thought I saw some pelicans over there...Yum
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#1252009 - 28/03/2014 13:49 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Sorry I had to drag this old meme I made a couple of years ago but it was funny at the time.

Fitsroy River Croc Identification Chart photo AllBeechCrocs1.jpg
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#1252192 - 29/03/2014 12:32 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Ok SBT I'll have to do better than that ...... wink laugh



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