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#1278720 - 04/10/2014 00:10 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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I linked some of those historic photos you posted elsewhere Desie. Good pics mate.
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#1278726 - 04/10/2014 01:00 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Thanks ColdFront will see if I can't find a few more old croc pics lurking around the place from the old pearling days.

No sightings of crocs yet except in the usual places i.e Williecreek .
But the water temp here now 28 on the beach so that should make them start to get a bit frisky and maybe start moving around .
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#1278728 - 04/10/2014 01:03 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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That would be good mate. Thanks.
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#1278754 - 04/10/2014 11:51 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Never mind.


Edited by Jax (04/10/2014 11:58)

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#1278756 - 04/10/2014 11:58 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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I was going to send you the link via PM but noticed I am on your ignore list so that would be a no.
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#1279121 - 07/10/2014 13:19 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Personally I don't think this is particularly smart boating .

Wouldn't take much to entice a croc to either tip or grab an arm that goes over the side of that small boat especially with kids on board.


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#1279124 - 07/10/2014 13:26 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Yeah. I saw that one earlier on. Unfortunately people like this are the reason crocs get killed. Really should just be conducting an execution of the parents and giving the kids to someone with brains instead of killing the crocs.

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#1279127 - 07/10/2014 14:04 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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What really puzzles me is the mystery that still shrouds that fatal incident in the middle of the year where the fellow was grabbed out of a boat. The lack of follow-up on that has been absolutely staggering .. there is nothing to be found re the details of the boat he was taken from, exactly what he doing / where standing at the time it happened ect ect ect... It's as though everyone involved just wants to bury it.

that attack was a total game changer in terms of how people should approach going out on the water up there.. So to see that story about a tinnie loaded up with tourists barely half a metre above the waterline just beggars belief...but it's hardly surprising given my earlier point re the door seemingly being slammed shut on that attack from the boat.


Edited by Golden State (07/10/2014 14:05)
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#1279143 - 07/10/2014 16:06 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Sent you a PM about that other attack GS.

Meanwhile check out this video about the guy that was taken by the Albino headed one. Judge for yourself but I am fairly certain in the video she acknowledges knowing that the croc took their fish and it would appear her husband entered the water armed with that knowledge and felt down the line until what he thought was a branch was actually the croc and the rest is history. In other articles they state that these people were aware of the presence of crocodiles there. There are also signs everywhere.

Almost all attacks can be put down to human error.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...speaks-out.html
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#1279146 - 07/10/2014 16:40 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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I certainly have sympathy for the rest of the family but absolutely none for the victim or his wife who seems to be pushing for a cull in response to her husbands stupidity. It takes a special kind of stupid to do what he did(and there is no way known that they didn't know about crocs), and he got no more than he deserved for his behaviour.

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#1279173 - 07/10/2014 23:44 Re: Crocs [Re: ColdFront]
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Originally Posted By: ColdFront

Almost all attacks can be put down to human error.



that is very much the common denominator isn't it ... the only one I can remember (very well actually because I had a bit to do with the coverage) was the one from about a decade ago up at Bathurst Bay when the guy was grabbed out of a tent at night about 40m from the shore..
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#1279174 - 07/10/2014 23:53 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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I was told by a ranger at Coen that he had been out fishing all day on the sauce and didn't clean up. They dragged the boat up near the camp and left bait and fish remains in the boat. The ranger reckons the croc was more than likely swimming by and caught a scent of a stinky fisherman.
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#1279176 - 08/10/2014 00:15 Re: Crocs [Re: ColdFront]
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Originally Posted By: ColdFront
I was told by a ranger at Coen that he had been out fishing all day on the sauce and didn't clean up. They dragged the boat up near the camp and left bait and fish remains in the boat. The ranger reckons the croc was more than likely swimming by and caught a scent of a stinky fisherman.


ahhh well, there you go... When you sift through the forensics of probably every crocodile attack that's ever occurred on a human being, it makes a mockery of any claims that a cull is needed.
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#1279177 - 08/10/2014 02:32 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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What about the bloke who went swimming in Wyndham port at night after a big drinking session in this area in 1980 when the old meatworks were operating . After all it was in the wet season and a very hot night.They did find bits of his jeans, and shirt washed up on the bank.
Now you cant say that it was his fault he got eaten ..... crazy


This pic was in taken in 2011 in the same spot with a very large croc cruising the waters.

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#1279214 - 08/10/2014 13:27 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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MY personal fav is the bloke that got taken out of a canoe at lakefield about 5 or 6 years back. I heard he was dragging bits of meat behind the canoe to attract crocs closer so he could get photos(not sure if that was the official version though).
On the flip side though the saddest would have to be the young boy who got taken in the Daintree a few years back after following his dog into the floodwaters. Still human error for sure but you can't hold it against a kid. That one is just a tragedy. The rest of them are evolution at work.

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#1279220 - 08/10/2014 15:19 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Some interesting data and statistics from Charles Darwin University especially the fact that in proportion with the number of actual croc attacks, the number of fatal attacks has actually been dropping .

Since 1971, Australia has witnessed 99 attacks on people by saltwater crocodiles, of which 27% were fatal. On average thatís around 2.3 attacks per year over four decades, of which 0.6 were fatal. Thatís pretty good going for a country with the highest river densities of saltwater crocodiles in the world, and an active human population that spends a lot of time in and around water.



Australian croc attack data. The stacked bars show total attacks for each 10-year period, with reports of fatal attacks shown in red and non-fatal attacks in green. The black line shows the percentage of attacks that were fatal in each decade. CrocBITE


Although the rate of attacks has increased in the last decade (4.5 attacks per year since 2004), the fatality rate has actually fallen since the 1970s and 1980s from 57% (1974 to 1983) to 29% (2004 to 2013). This probably reflects the greater proportion of crocodiles in the size range (around 3 m) that typically lead to non-fatal attacks. With an ongoing increase in the proportion of very large crocodiles, we might expect a greater proportion of fatal attacks in the future.



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#1279224 - 08/10/2014 15:54 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Originally Posted By: desieboy
With an ongoing increase in the proportion of very large crocodiles, we might expect a greater proportion of fatal attacks in the future.





You mean with on ongoing increase in the proportion of morons.

Nice to see some bright ones are still out there.

http://www.cairnspost.com.au/young-wildl...r-1227083572085
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#1279423 - 10/10/2014 14:34 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Here is the site I got those croc stats off. Meant to put it on last post but forgot. Has a bit of interesting info on it.

Croc site

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#1279432 - 10/10/2014 16:36 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Howís this for a holiday from hell? In 2013 a yacht drops a tourist on a remote island off the coast of Western Australia with 200 L of water, food, a tent and a canoe to explore the nearby inlets. But the moment he tries to launch his canoe, heís confronted by a 6-m saltwater crocodile. The man scampers away in the nick of time and escapes to higher ground. Yet every time he tries to relaunch his canoe, the crocodile returns.

The man ends up spending more than a fortnight on the island flashing a shaving mirror at passing boats, while being stalked by a monster, until a sailor finally sees him and brings the ordeal to an end.

Well it seemed like a good idea at the time he told reporters after his rescue. wink
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#1279433 - 10/10/2014 16:45 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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A. He's an idiot and
B. Did it really happen? Is there proof.

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