Skip to comments.Miss Universe Australia Rachael Finch flees monster croc
Posted on 08/01/2009 11:10:21 AM PDT by Schnucki
* Miss Universe Australia visits croc park
* Gets too close to "Eric"
* Monster saltie chooses her over chicken
MISS Universe Australia Rachael Finch met some crocodiles during her Northern Territory visit yesterday and had to run for her life when a 5m croc named Eric lunged at her.
The stunner told the Northern Territory News it was an incredible - yet scary - experience.
She said it was one of the more unusual events she had been involved in since being announced winner of the pageant in April.
"As soon as I saw him move I got nervous," she said as she laughed about her brush with the huge saltie.
The bubbly beauty visited Crocodylus Park in Darwin to meet some of the biggest crocs in captivity.
The park was established 30 years ago and is home to more than a thousand crocs from 30cm long hatchlings to massive adults.
Finch left Darwin last night to begin her trip to the Bahamas where she will represent Australia at the international finale of Miss Universe in August.
The former model from Queensland, beat 31 other finalists to win Miss Universe Australia - the award formerly won by Jennifer Hawkins, who then famously went on to become Miss Universe in 2004.
Model scout Henry Peterson encouraged Finch to enter the pageant after spotting her "underneath the wings of a Boeing 747 at Townsville Airport".
"When I first saw her I knew she was special," he said after she won.
No doubt the saltie, who liked the look of Finch more than his chicken, would agree.
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I can’t say I blame it.
I probably would have done the same as the croc if I was there. ;^)
Well, she does look good enough to eat, yum
Good thing she got away—looks like a two-bite meal for a croc.
Skinny & fake
She seems very lickable..
I mean likeable.
I would also like to get to chew her better.
KNOW her better...
What a croc!
Hmmm. Not a very bright croc. There’s not any meat on her bones. Just some unnatural looking bumps up top...
Yep, that's probably what the croc was thinking.
And all this time we thought crocs were just dumb reptiles....
KNOW her better...
That was cute. It reminds me of those goofy things that junior high school boys say when they're trying to impress their friends.
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