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#1374197 - 29/04/2016 18:09 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
Brett Guy Offline
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That's a tank!

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#1374202 - 29/04/2016 18:29 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Hey BG, does a Saltie get born with a specific number of scale layers from nose to tail, or do they increase as it gets longer ?

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#1374205 - 29/04/2016 18:47 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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I think(and i stress the word think), that the scale count remains the same. But don't quote me on that.

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#1374208 - 29/04/2016 19:40 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Thanks Brett.

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#1374256 - 30/04/2016 11:07 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Originally Posted By: samboz
does a Saltie get born with a specific number of scale layers from nose to tail, or do they increase as it gets longer ?


The scale or scutes grow proportionate to the crocodile and remain the same in number throughout its life (injury excluded)
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#1374263 - 30/04/2016 13:55 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Thanks cf.

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#1375934 - 17/05/2016 19:56 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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This would have been terrifying

"A 72-year-old man fought off crocodiles by throwing spanners and spark plugs at them as he battled to save his drowning friend after their boat capsized near Darwin."

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-17/ma...-darwin/7423130

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#1375936 - 17/05/2016 20:20 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
Brett Guy Offline
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I heard about that. Although i do wonder exactly where he got the spanners and spark plugs from.

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#1376658 - 25/05/2016 19:34 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Time to introduce big fines for cleaning fish at ramps in Crocodile areas.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-25/crocodile-climbing-onto-boats-trapped-in-the-kimberley/7444226
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#1376774 - 26/05/2016 23:27 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Yes CF agree the crocs are only hanging around that area for the scraps...can't keep relocating them..
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#1377090 - 30/05/2016 07:09 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Possible fatal attack near Cape Tribulation overnight.

Why the hell would you even think about swimming up there.
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#1377094 - 30/05/2016 07:36 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
Brett Guy Offline
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Nasty. Swimming there period is crazy but at 10.30 at night is beyond comprehension. Will just be used as another excuse to cull crocs now.

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#1377106 - 30/05/2016 08:18 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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What could be better on a balmy evening than a few glasses of wine over a lovely meal by the beach followed up by a dip in the ocean on a deserted tropical beach..a holiday paradise for some...a meal opportunity for others..

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#1377110 - 30/05/2016 08:37 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Meanwhile a local accommodation business just a few Km's further along the beach serves up these words of wisdom...

"The fact is no crocodiles go near our beach – for many reasons and considering we have not had any sightings for over 40 years we can say our beach is “croc free!”."


http://www.capetribbeach.com.au/cape-tribulation-beach-house-truth-crocodile-attacks/

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#1377113 - 30/05/2016 08:55 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
Brett Guy Offline
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Anyone that displays a msg like that should be shot despite the fact they do suggest that swimming at the wrong time is silly


Edited by Brett Guy (30/05/2016 08:57)

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#1377116 - 30/05/2016 09:24 Re: Crocs [Re: scott12]
ColdFront Offline
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Originally Posted By: scott12 (pogo)
Meanwhile a local accommodation business just a few Km's further along the beach serves up these words of wisdom...

"The fact is no crocodiles go near our beach – for many reasons and considering we have not had any sightings for over 40 years we can say our beach is “croc free!”."


http://www.capetribbeach.com.au/cape-tribulation-beach-house-truth-crocodile-attacks/


That's disgraceful.


Meanwhile if she is proven to be taken by a croc that would be the third fatal attack in Queensland in over 20 years. Hardly a massive risk are they? Like the previous two, this one would be put down to gross human error.
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#1377122 - 30/05/2016 10:23 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Totally correct Coldie...most attacks occur as a result of stupidity...or believing the tripe in the beach house article...

Don't hear too many folk wanting to cull Australia's most dangerous animal...Horses cause 7-8 times more fatalities than crocs..

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#1377127 - 30/05/2016 10:55 Re: Crocs [Re: ColdFront]
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Originally Posted By: ColdFront
Originally Posted By: scott12 (pogo)
Meanwhile a local accommodation business just a few Km's further along the beach serves up these words of wisdom...

"The fact is no crocodiles go near our beach – for many reasons and considering we have not had any sightings for over 40 years we can say our beach is “croc free!”."


http://www.capetribbeach.com.au/cape-tribulation-beach-house-truth-crocodile-attacks/


That's disgraceful.


Meanwhile if she is proven to be taken by a croc that would be the third fatal attack in Queensland in over 20 years. Hardly a massive risk are they? Like the previous two, this one would be put down to gross human error.


Might even be the first death by a crocodile off a "Queensland Beach" ? Rather than a typical attack/death in their preferred habitat?
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#1377131 - 30/05/2016 11:50 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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You may well be right HF..assuming as Coldie has stated that it is actually is proven to be a croc attack..

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#1377144 - 30/05/2016 14:19 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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It's been verified. 10pm at night .What a muppet. Sorry but this sort of ignorance sh!ts me to bits. Apparently her friend who heard her scream out "help,a croc's got me" is from Trinity Beach ,so why on earth did she allow her friend to enter the water? I cringe whenever I hear of these attacks and mostly for the pressure it puts on our wildlife. Sure ,no-one wants to hear people are being taken by crocs but this has Darwinism all over it.

HF, I am fairly certain that a few decades ago a person was taken off the beach at Cardwell swimming at night. I was told about a pub owner up there telling people there were no crocs in that areas and they'd all been shot out before taking a dip to prove his point. It too was at night apparently. Maybe just pub gossip though, who knows?

I think the one that grabbed a guy and dragged him before a grandma shot it in the head was off the beach at Bathurst Bay too from memory.

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