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#1392315 - 06/11/2016 12:34 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Lucky it wasn't a saltie....

Slipped onto a croc
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#1399785 - 01/01/2017 15:06 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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#1399840 - 01/01/2017 20:08 Re: Crocs [Re: Ronfishes]
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Good photo on social media of the barrier made out of wheelie bins and bales. Only in the north smile
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#1399886 - 02/01/2017 07:00 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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#1399962 - 02/01/2017 11:53 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Haha cheers CF, too funny.
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#1403236 - 20/01/2017 09:00 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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#1403265 - 20/01/2017 10:43 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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You can't tell me the decision to shoot that croc is any worse than the decision to wade across the crossing. I'm flabbergasted. This guy knew the area, knew the risk and tried to cross anyway... Hard to believe he lived to 47 years old

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#1403277 - 20/01/2017 11:30 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Darwinism.
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#1403714 - 23/01/2017 14:39 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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I visited that location years ago and my nerves couldn't take the risks people seemed to be taking while multiple crocs were clearly visible.

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#1403756 - 23/01/2017 19:57 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Yeah it is notorious for crocs and some of the video of cars being washed off the causeway and people walking through knee deep water have me scratching my head at the stupidity of some people.
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#1413364 - 19/03/2017 12:49 Re: Crocs [Re: Mike Hauber]
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Originally Posted By: Mike Hauber
I visited that location years ago and my nerves couldn't take the risks people seemed to be taking while multiple crocs were clearly visible.


Like this total moron?

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensla...318-gv19fj.html
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#1413758 - 20/03/2017 22:43 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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#1414620 - 23/03/2017 21:56 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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And then Channel 9 give the bloke $7000 to tell his story. WTF

http://www.cairnspost.com.au/news/cairns...022bf63e9c934ff
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#1414804 - 24/03/2017 13:25 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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They caught the crocodile off the Innisfail Wharf this morning and he was BIG...

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#1414922 - 24/03/2017 17:59 Re: Crocs [Re: Terrano]
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Originally Posted By: Terrano
They caught the crocodile off the Innisfail Wharf this morning and he was BIG...


I would say they caught 'a' croc off the innisfail wharf. I have my doubts as to it being the one that grabbed the young fella. His injuries don't quite represent what a 4m croc is likely to do to a human arm


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#1414932 - 24/03/2017 18:10 Re: Crocs [Re: Terrano]
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Originally Posted By: Terrano
They caught the crocodile off the Innisfail Wharf this morning and he was BIG...


Whats going to happen to this croc ?

Don't say he is going to be sacrificed for the stupid actions of some young jerk..
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#1418995 - 29/03/2017 16:52 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Broome also getting into the killing fields ...

I like the way they say that they had no option but to shoot it after attempts to trap the animals it failed .

What a load of [censored].

The crocs were too smart to go into the traps but one escaped so I guess the you beaut markmans will be at every headland waiting for the poor animal to come swimming past.

Great for tourism ..not.. "come and watch the dead crocs floating around"..

Croc shot dead in Broome
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#1419276 - 30/03/2017 02:50 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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I spoke to one of the shire workers this morning at Cable Beach and they were the ones who saw it when mulching and planting at the Surf Club. A dozen people in the water, surfers, a family with kids on boogie boards and the croc on the surface and swimming directly towards them. The guy sprinted down the beach to warn them and get out. He seemed pretty legit and very concerned about what he saw.

I am not sure if what may have happened would have been great for tourism Des. There comes a time when if a croc shows an aggressive approach like it did and it has been hanging around for several months then something needed to be done. Its unfortunate for sure but it was very close to being an incident on Cable Beach. The other one is the fella from Willie creek coming out to chase this one down. He has done this now a number of times over the years and is responsible for quite a few of the media publicity of crocs in Broome. I know the Croc at Willie Creek is a bit of an attraction for Willie Creek but when tourist numbers drop after a potential attack no doubt they will be complaining and wondering why numbers of visitors to town have dropped.
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#1420098 - 31/03/2017 01:57 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Hey Pops I hear what your saying but I'm afraid I disagree on some points.

Funny that story about a croc approaching swimmers/surfers never made into the media because would have made a great story.

Usually stories like that we see on FB as well.

Not sure if I'd believe that account myself ,maybe cause the croc was moving it may have seemed like it was going towards the people.

Might have to check the webcam for that one..

They said the croc was reported one day before they tried to trap it with several attempts .What did they do tow the trap right in front of the croc and expect it to get it...several times ...

One day is not a long time to try a trap a croc especially if its had a feed recently, they can go a long time without eating.

Also they said they shot dead the croc,in that case why has its body not been found ...If a croc is shot dead it shouldn't be too hard to find it unless of course, it wasn't actually shot dead!

The crocs are seen fairly often this time of year they are territorial and if they have displaced from an area they going looking for new areas which are available to take up habitat.

Willie Creek has had crocs there for a long time and with or without tourism they occupy that area and are left to live their lives in their natural environment.
No one has ever been attacked but I'm not saying it can't happen.

In the 26 years that I've been going out there,there has been 5 people that have lost their lives on the road on the way out ...seems a lot more dangerous to me...
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#1420271 - 31/03/2017 22:47 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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That croc has been around for several months and stirring the Willie Creek Male up. He has been between Willie and Cables, Ganths, Entrance and back several times over the last 3 months. Dragging the Willie Creek croc around the place after him. The Willie Creek croc is known to go on big trips on the big tides for a number of years now. Surfing croc pics? He has also been seen around Entrance a few times.

If the authorities were clever they would set up Willie as a Catching feature for crocs coming from the North. Yes it is unfortunate to remove the existing male from that eco system but if all he does is chase them out along Cable Beach with 400,000 swimmers there a year then it is an issue. Willie as a catching feature for all incoming crocs would reduce the number of sighting by 70%+ along Cable Beach and into Broome.

Why is Broome immune to such a program when Darwin/Qld etc have a similar program in place or is it just to satisfy the Willie Creek Pearl farm tours being able to see a croc on their tours. Like I say if this continues at the level it is then Willie Creek Pearls will have to expand out into something else as they wont be turning a profit when someone gets taken.
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