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#1314159 - 27/02/2015 22:28 Re: Crocs [Re: ColdFront]
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Originally Posted By: ColdFront
Hmmm prize? Not much of a prize when the alleged prize walked waste deep in the piss to retrieve a lure from a croc's mouth after seeing the croc grab his fish. Darwinism.


That poor bastard was a storeman at Ranger Uranium Mine and was fishing at the East Alligator crossing, a notoriously dangerous spot. He tried to retrieve a fishing lure despite the frenzied warnings of tourists/spectators. I have heard ( anecdotally ) that an American tourist filmed the attack. I know this crossing very well and wouldn't dream of entering the water there......back in 1985 or thereabouts I think it was......

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#1314161 - 27/02/2015 22:52 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Got me stuffed why he went in. A $7.00 lure? At some point shooting crocs for taking someone who was aware the crocs were there but went in anyway is plain wrong. They should not have shot this croc.
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#1314166 - 27/02/2015 23:20 Re: Crocs [Re: ColdFront]
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Originally Posted By: ColdFront
Got me stuffed why he went in. A $7.00 lure? At some point shooting crocs for taking someone who was aware the crocs were there but went in anyway is plain wrong. They should not have shot this croc.


Generally they shoot the croc to recover remains for autopsy/legal purposes. Only in cases where a death has occurred is the animal shot. All others are trapped and removed to various croc farms. There have, in a very few cases, been fatalities amongst captured specimens ( the most famous of which is 'Sweetheart' who drowned after being trapped on the Finnis River in early 1980. Sweetheart was renowned for attacking boats and dingys and indeed chewing off outboard motors. 'Sweetheart's' stuffed remains are on display in the Darwin Museum....Big Bastard !

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#1314170 - 27/02/2015 23:42 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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I know why they do it but it's still wrong imo.

Sweatheart is discussed in here a few pages back.
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#1314188 - 28/02/2015 08:10 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Actually rigger. Just because a croc kills someone does not make that animal inherently dangerous. No more than any other croc. A dangerous croc is one else that has placed itself in a position where it is specifically targeting humans or is living in a spot that makes it a risk to great to accept. A croc that has not done anything out of the ordinary but eats an idiot that serves him/herself up on a platter through sheer stupidity is not a dangerous animal. If I ran out in front of a car on the highway and got hit would you say the driver was a dangerous driver or would you blame my actions for the event?

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#1314303 - 28/02/2015 19:35 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Here's a pic of a croc trap at Manton Dam, south of Darwin

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#1314311 - 28/02/2015 20:04 Re: Crocs [Re: Rigger]
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Originally Posted By: Rigger
Here's a pic of a croc trap at Manton Dam, south of Darwin


Don't try this at home, folks.....these girls are trained professional NT Boganettes.....
actually I know this trap fairly well, its near the dam wall and for the keen Barra fisherman, the deeps at the wall have some very big Barra waiting to be caught.....which leads me to the observation that Barra and Crocs live the same habitat and die hard barra fishermen seem to shut out the inherent dangers posed by saltwater crocodiles. now Brett and I are disagreeing on the semantics of 'inherently dangerous' the counter argument is that humans are perhaps 'inherently stupid' for putting themselves in harms way....indeed the croc is an apex predator and acts instinctively rather than say gaining a taste for human flesh. I too have observed them in the wild and they are opportunistic hunters and feeders.
I'm a riverbank fisherman ( an effing carefull one ! ) on the upper Adelaide River and have seen on many occaisions a croc with a big Barra in his jaws.
I was in a swag on the back of a ute at 4 mile billabong many years ago.....2 mates asleep around a dying campfire ( we had been fishing all night on a full moon in august so very cold ) some more mates turned up at dawn to join us and they brought a puppy with them ( a bit naughty as pets not allowed in Kakadu )Anyway the pup ran backwards and forwards to the waters edge ( we were maybe 15m back ) and a friggen great black croc charged out of the water, between the 2 blokes in swags near the fire and grabbed the pup and zoomed back into the billabong....all in the space of the blink of an eye..... I then had two blokes in swags plus the visitors, in the back of the ute tray with me....so now I always go fishing with dogs and kids, because the croc will go for them first before a chewy old middle aged bloke.....


Edited by Rigger (28/02/2015 20:06)
Edit Reason: spelling

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#1314373 - 01/03/2015 07:45 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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I saw that picture last year. Pickled blonde Yummo says the crocodile.
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#1315406 - 06/03/2015 21:22 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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#1315409 - 06/03/2015 21:40 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Why would you let your dog play around in a river up here? Bloody disgraceful. People like that don't deserve to have a dog.

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#1315557 - 07/03/2015 18:02 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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This is not a good practice ..hope he gets fined big time..

Croc kill
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#1315560 - 07/03/2015 18:13 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Don't worry about the fine. He should lose his license.

Gill netting is archaic.
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#1315561 - 07/03/2015 18:20 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Yeah I agree RF. Too destructive and here's the proof.
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#1315833 - 09/03/2015 14:37 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Interesting article. Be warned though, it contains common sense. smile

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-09/qu...nt-plan/6288210
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#1318437 - 15/03/2015 12:16 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Suspected Ivory Poacher taken overseas?

http://iolmobile.co.za/?_escaped_fragment_=%2Farticle%2Ftourists-see-croc-eating-human-1.1831829#!/article/tourists-see-croc-eating-human-1.1831829
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#1324551 - 13/04/2015 17:11 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Some guy got bitten on the leg at a golf course today in Port Douglas. I haven't seen any detailed info about it .

Meanwhile this is a cool article.

http://www.cairnspost.com.au/beastie-a-bestie-like-no-other/story-fnnjfpar-1227301625445
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#1324555 - 13/04/2015 17:17 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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I saw that. I wonder if he went I to the water to get his ball back grin

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#1324570 - 13/04/2015 19:53 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Too late to edit.
Apparently he did try to get his ball out of the pond..............Some people. It's croc country FFS. Water =Crocs. It's a simple rule to follow.

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#1324731 - 15/04/2015 16:56 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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The guy said it was his own fault, and to leave the croc there.
He's also dropped 9 years in age since CP first report..(insert scariest croc pic you can find here).

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#1324754 - 15/04/2015 18:36 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Yep. He regained my respect with those comments.

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