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#1279434 - 10/10/2014 17:04 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Yep definitely happened Brett.... actually got info when looking at another site about crocs, and read about it last year.

Here is 2 references though:

Tourist stalked by 6 metre croc

and more info on news video : news video on stranded man
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#1279435 - 10/10/2014 17:07 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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That's not proof.

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#1279447 - 10/10/2014 19:00 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Must have been stalked by Sweetheart's brother in law.

laugh
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#1279462 - 10/10/2014 21:06 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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The thing about crochet storeys is this. They are rarely true. Most are whopping exaggerations if not outright lies. The amount of 6th plus cross that live around the cairns region and just south is staggering if you listen to those who have apparently seen them yet there is never photographic evidence for some reason.

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#1279465 - 10/10/2014 21:47 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Plenty of 4-4.3 mtr crocs about and they are likely to be over quoted by some but to say flat out that there are no 6 mtr crocs in some of those remote areas across the Top End and in creeks on offshore islands would be silly.
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#1279466 - 10/10/2014 21:51 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Not at all. There are definitely 6m cross around. They are just very rare animals, even in remote areas. I may have seen one that size at Mapoon once but couldn't say for sure. No, i was just making the point that most croc stories are dubious at best. Take all of them with a healthy dose of skepticism.

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#1279479 - 11/10/2014 05:12 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Totally agree Brett Guy, 6M crocs are very rare and even 5M are exceptional. The guy who rescued him said "My boat is 20 foot long and he was well up on the 20 foot mark", his point of reference looking over the side of the boat at the croc would be the waterline not the length of the boat which is measured from bow to stern. A 20' boat would probably have around 17' actually in the water and his own words suggest it wasn't quite as big as the boat so in my opinion this suggests the actual size at around 14-16' which is a much more realistic and believeable 4.3-4.8M.

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#1279499 - 11/10/2014 09:50 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Given the reputation of some farmers around your region I wouldn't be using it as a yard stick Firepac. There were three shot dead just in Myrtle Creek in the 15 years I lived down there.

6.0 mtr crocs were supposed to be the stuff of legend until one turned up in the very heavily populated region of the Philippines a couple of years back. They are obviously still out there just very few. There are many very isolated regions across our Top End.

This guy in the news (who's tale I remember vividly Desieboy) should be given the same level of belief that BG has for his own encounter unless proven otherwise.
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#1279520 - 11/10/2014 12:55 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Yes maybe it was or was not quite 6 metre not going to argue that fact .All the adrenaline moving around his body at the time may of added a bit of size to what he was actually looking at. Theres a few 5 metre jobbies around the Kimberley though and getting bigger every year especially since they have been protected for the last 40 years.

The Kimberley coast’s Buccaneer and Bonaparte Archipelagos comprise more than 2,633 charted islands, 248 of which are connected to the mainland by mangroves, mud or reefs at low tide. Only 352 of the islands are officially named although some of the unnamed islands lie within named island groups. Not to mention all the hundreds of inlets, bays ,rivers and creeks etc.

Only if your seen the immensity of the Kimberley from the air and water would you understand how amazing it actually is.

Chances would be pretty good a 6 metre croc might be out there somewhere. But until someone actually has the pics to prove it, which would be hard,then it will still remains a legend.

Going to sift through a few old croc pics from the old pearling croc hunting days because I did see one hanging from the mast of an old lugger that looked over the 5m mark .


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#1279523 - 11/10/2014 12:59 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Maximus lives up near Whyndham on the Ord River. He's a monster. I will see if I can track down some footage of him.

Youtube Maximus

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#1279524 - 11/10/2014 13:20 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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To give you guys a bit of an idea where you might find some good croc hiding spots .Heres one of the bigger islands in the Kimberley ,Irvine Island with a few small ones around it.

We have up to 11 metre tides up here also hence lots of mangroves and tidal flats.

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#1279537 - 11/10/2014 15:23 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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The Kimberly is one of the wildest places left on the earth and would hold some very big cross for sure but I still think the gulf crocs have a better chance of reaching the truly big sizes. I am pretty sure they have a slightly different gene pool.

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#1281767 - 26/10/2014 14:59 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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These guys were a lucky they didn't get harassed by crocs after their boat capsized.

Those EPIRB devices are the best thing made for boaties in an emergency.

Whether commercial or recreational its good to know someone knows where you are when things go pear shaped. Best to have them registered though so they know who sent the signal.

2km swim to safety
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#1282261 - 28/10/2014 16:49 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Another big boy on the mouth. Probably looking or one of the females Newman removed. So now we have a heap of crocs looking to take up territory that was vacated by a stupid government plan as well. Better the devil you know.

http://www.cairnspost.com.au/croc-sighti...r-1227104305709
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#1282321 - 29/10/2014 00:34 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Pretty amazing footage of some Kimberley crocs catching a feed at Myroodah crossing on the Fitzroy River.

Crocs catching bats
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#1283902 - 13/11/2014 15:33 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Sounds like the infamous Mary River croc was obviously just illiterate..I just love the following quote..

"The crocodiles have been targeted for removal as they are south of Boyne River near Gladstone, the legislated border of crocodile territory."

http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2014/11/12/4127176.htm

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#1287660 - 04/12/2014 00:37 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Big boy showing an interest in couple of fisherman in the Hinchinbrook channel. If it is as big as they claim I'm not sure I'd be standing up on a flat deck like they were when it came up near the boat. That's just asking for trouble.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-12-03/la...fishers/5937016
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#1287689 - 04/12/2014 06:08 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Saw the video. 6mt my ass.

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#1287745 - 04/12/2014 11:38 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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I'd have guessed around 4.0 but I didn't have my tape measure with me.
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#1287815 - 04/12/2014 16:36 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Well. They guessed the head at 80cm. Applying the standard 20 percent over estimation that is ALWAYS given to crocs the would put the head at around 65cm long. As a general rule a crocs head is around 1/7th the total length so that would make the croc around 4.5m long. But let's be generous and give them another 1/2 a Metre. That makes a 5m croc. That is about 2/3 to 3/4 as big as a 6m animal. Big difference.

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