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#1252423 - 30/03/2014 23:40 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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#1263242 - 11/05/2014 23:35 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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This monster croc over 5 metres long was dragged up from the other side of Roebuck Bay (Broome ) in the late 60s .Picture taken at the old iceworks near where the Catalinas are today.

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#1263602 - 14/05/2014 19:36 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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No it wasn't. That's "sweetheart" which attacked outboards in the Finniss River in the NT in the late '70's. I still remember that photo vividly. He drowned when they attempted to relocate him.
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#1263606 - 14/05/2014 19:55 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Your right CF. The picture above is defiantly sweetheart.
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#1263617 - 14/05/2014 22:27 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Thats comical because that pic is amongst some from a pearling museum in Broome . It relates to the pearlers going croc hunting in the off season to suppliment their income e.g sell the skins..
The information was written on the back of picture and I got a snap of it when I was there recently. laugh

If what you guys are saying is correct then will inform the museum of the fact.Can you see if you can positively confirm it before I inform them ..Thx
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#1263618 - 14/05/2014 22:29 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Is that the one in the Darwin museum if it is I will send the pic to them and see what they say?
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#1263620 - 14/05/2014 23:11 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Yes you guys are right the pic is of Sweetheart I just seen the same pic on the net.I'd say thats where the pics come from ,mystery as to why they would have said it from Roebuck Bay ? I will investigate and let you know.

Here is another of Sweetheart off the same site during her capture not sure if she dead already though..Shes one huge crocodile..



"Buck Salau assisting Sweetheart the crocodile on the back of a trailer after being captured in In July of 1979 the Territory's most famous crocodile ..."
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#1263667 - 15/05/2014 12:54 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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That is not Sweetheart. Sweetheart is still kicking on Green Island. Not that it will ever be official though.

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#1263669 - 15/05/2014 13:03 Re: Crocs [Re: Brett Guy]
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Originally Posted By: Brett Guy
That is not Sweetheart. Sweetheart is still kicking on Green Island. Not that it will ever be official though.


LOL........So they say!!
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#1263693 - 15/05/2014 15:29 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Yeah gotta love conspiracy theories. Or not.
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#1263695 - 15/05/2014 16:02 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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No the real Sweetheart lives on the other side of Roebuck Bay..... poke
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#1263732 - 15/05/2014 19:58 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Crocs in Broome??? Nahhhh they don't live down here Desie. Those blow up ones you guys put in Willie Creek have been fooling the tourists for years. Nearest crocs to here is in the Fitzroy River. poke wink

Maybe another 10 years and they will get down this far. lol
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#1263760 - 15/05/2014 23:20 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Haha Popeye yes been blowing them up for years got it down to a fine art now... wink
The punters seem to be fallin for it so far ... cool

Ofcourse we don't want any drifting down towards your kayaking tours do we, as I heard you only do matra rays and turtles.... laugh
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#1264170 - 20/05/2014 17:26 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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The mix up with the Sweetheart pic I was told must have come from a former employee from the museum who in 2007 downloaded pics of the net and printed them out and supposedly must of mixed up all the captions with the original prints ?

Anyway here is one they got of a croc in the bay on the low tide , that is from the old pearling days.

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#1264409 - 22/05/2014 23:43 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Two interesting croc stories from Darwin in one day not bad...

The first is about a croc handler who got bitten and nearly lost his hand after a croc who he had thought was tied up grabbed him by the fingers and gave him a bit of a roll... croc handler bitten

The second is about a Water Buffalo that manged to evade a 4.5 metre croc even after it had latched on to his rear while in the water and then escaped even after it had 5 other crocs stalking it .... lucky buffalo
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#1264476 - 23/05/2014 18:02 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Saw and had some very close calls working with crocs for nearly 5 years. You can certainly condition them but they will never be a pet as such.

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#1264484 - 23/05/2014 23:45 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Sure are right there Brett Guy ...I remember some years back when I was taking some tourist around at the Malcolm Douglas croc park and Malcolm was doing the tour .

He used to have a bucket with some chickens and fish inside to feed them and show the punters how they can leap out of the water.

We had moved to a new enclosure and just as Malcolm was going to throw a bouy in the water to lure the croc someone asked him a question .As he turned around to answer it this big 4 metre jobbing leap from the water and come hurdling himself at the bucket and grabbed it in his mouth.
The croc missed taking Malcolm's hand off by a matter of a few centimetres and he was a bit shocked because it was totally unexpected from that particular croc.

Malcolm had just finished telling everyone that this croc was one of the tamest in the whole park.... shocked
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#1264496 - 24/05/2014 08:15 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Close one. I always used to say they were the most trustworthy animal around and that you should always trust them to do something completely unexpected.

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#1266168 - 14/06/2014 00:52 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Unfortunately there has been another fatality up here in the last week out on one of the South Alligator River creeks. The exact circumstances are still somewhat murky to say the least but initial reports were suggesting the man was taken from the boat, not convinced but I suppose investigations will reveal exactly how events unfolded.

Sad event of course and will obviously once again ignite the cull debate but one would hope some perspective is applied rather than any knee-jerk policy change relating to what is essentially an iconic figure in NT tourism.

Thoughts and prayers to the family.

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/2014/06/08/11/40/search-continues-for-croc-attack-victim
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#1266231 - 14/06/2014 17:31 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Yes sad to hear of another attack in the NT.
They are supposed to be a little bit less active this time of year,must of been a bit of an opportunist attack by the sounds of it.
That many people up there this time of year it must be like a smorgasbord for any hungry crocs.


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