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#1378417 - 05/06/2016 19:19 Re: Crocs [Re: scott12]
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Originally Posted By: scott12 (pogo)
Originally Posted By: Brett Guy
I have always found the smaller 3.5m males to be the most dangerous anyway.



How much difference is there in terms of bold ,aggressive behavior towards humans from the different sexes and sizes of crocs and at what size do you believe they start to see adult humans as prey..?..pretty general question of course but any ideas..?


I always tell people it is like the difference between grandpa and a teenager. Granpa is wise, experienced and patient. He will wait for the good opportunities. The just mature males are the teenagers. Full of hormones' fast, impatient and frankly just idiots(no offense to any teenagers smile ). To get attacked by the big ones you generally have to make a big mistake. To get attacked by the little one you only have to make a little mistake.
As for how big they have to be... That is arguable but i would say anything over 3m is a serious contender. And they are also more likely to come and check you out for territorial reasons than small crocs.
I have to say t hi ough that my oppinion is based on working with captive crocs not wild crocs.

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#1380837 - 27/06/2016 16:49 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Thanks for that Brett..


You really have to wonder about peoples parenting skills...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...stands-her.html

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#1380912 - 28/06/2016 18:25 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Thick parent. That article went viral around the country yesterday.
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#1384151 - 07/08/2016 09:17 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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#1384153 - 07/08/2016 09:42 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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#1386314 - 06/09/2016 16:31 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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This will give the tourist something to talk about ....


Crocs at Cahills Crossing
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#1386405 - 07/09/2016 19:40 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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That's very cool Desie..I'd love to see a whole gang (?) of crocs hanging out like that..down here I've only ever seen random lone crocs..and they are quick to swim away once you get close to them..

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#1386496 - 08/09/2016 16:13 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Yes Scott never seen more that a few at a time except at Ivanhoe Crossing via Kununurra .
Certain times in the year the mullet gather near the crossing and the crocs wait on the other side for the tide to rise for a feed.
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#1386511 - 08/09/2016 17:06 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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They actually come from long distances for that Mullet feed. Attenborough did a doco on it years back and how Cahills Crossing is unique for that gathering.
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#1386968 - 13/09/2016 06:07 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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#1386981 - 13/09/2016 08:05 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Yeah and that councillor is a redneck hick. I heard his name mentioned a week or so ago regarding croc removal. Absolute twit.

People that don't want the wildlife in Cairns could always move themselves. They piss me off when they move to an area then want anything that makes them uncomfortable removed.
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#1389160 - 02/10/2016 23:16 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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#1389329 - 04/10/2016 12:12 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Yes CF madness really ...woman looks a bit under the weather to me??

Maybe if the crocs get sick of eating fish ...a couple of those idiots may end up on the menu.
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#1389401 - 04/10/2016 21:22 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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The extended footage I have seen from the thonging lady shows the croc had eyes for the dog mainly. No doubt if she had of got in the way it would of done its best to drag her down. But interesting how it was so attracted to the dog.
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#1389404 - 04/10/2016 21:59 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Not surprising though Popeye. Despite being able to take down large prey crocs would much prefer to take something small and easy. Large prey are potentially dangerous and unnecessary. Small prey are easy and sufficient.

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#1389409 - 04/10/2016 22:32 Re: Crocs [Re: Popeye]
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Originally Posted By: Popeye
The extended footage I have seen from the thonging lady shows the croc had eyes for the dog mainly. No doubt if she had of got in the way it would of done its best to drag her down. But interesting how it was so attracted to the dog.


Perfect target size. They've been filmed going around people to take their dogs. They also take plenty of feral pigs in the same size range and make light work of them.

Goggle "crocodile takes dog" and there are some pretty full on vids there including one in the NT where a 4mtr plus specimen goes behind a fellow to grab one of his dogs.

They've long said if you ever find yourself in a position where you must cross a creek that you should throw your 4 legged companion in first.
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#1391730 - 30/10/2016 11:50 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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It seems only a minority of Queenslanders are rednecks according to this poll. Most of the comments in the Australian and Courier Mail were anti shark culls too the past week. Good to see more and more people are waking up to the fact that people need to take some responsibility for their own actions.

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensla...029-gsdvqi.html
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#1391985 - 01/11/2016 20:43 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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This snappy little bugga would give you a fright....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQgW-wDkC4Y

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#1392105 - 03/11/2016 11:50 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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I wonder how this woman can legally keep crocs in her surburban Melbourne backyard...?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Q7-njtyh_Y

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#1392147 - 04/11/2016 07:59 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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It's a shame this guy isn't the federal environment minister. He certainly has a lot more common sense than the idiot at the helm now.

I still remember his statement after his son was taken, accepting responsibility for the attack.

http://www.newsport.com.au/2016/november/stop-blaming-the-crocodiles-victims-father/
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