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Miss Universe Australia Rachael Finch flees monster croc
Northern Territory News via News.com.au ^ | July 31, 2009 | Daniel Bourcher

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: australia; crocodile; missuniverse

1 posted on 08/01/2009 11:10:21 AM PDT by Schnucki
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To: Schnucki

Crikey!


2 posted on 08/01/2009 11:11:28 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Big government more or less guarantees rule by creeps and misfits.)
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To: Schnucki

3 posted on 08/01/2009 11:12:11 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Big government more or less guarantees rule by creeps and misfits.)
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To: COBOL2Java

4 posted on 08/01/2009 11:12:49 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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To: Schnucki

Wouldn’t you?


5 posted on 08/01/2009 11:14:08 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Schnucki

I can’t say I blame it.

I probably would have done the same as the croc if I was there. ;^)


6 posted on 08/01/2009 11:14:47 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Schnucki

Well, she does look good enough to eat, yum


7 posted on 08/01/2009 11:14:48 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Move over NetZero - Obama's in the house!)
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To: Perdogg

Good thing she got away—looks like a two-bite meal for a croc.


8 posted on 08/01/2009 11:15:23 AM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: RichInOC

Skinny & fake


9 posted on 08/01/2009 11:15:46 AM PDT by squirt (POLITICIANS & DIAPERS NEED TO BE CHANGED, FOR THE SAME REASON)
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To: COBOL2Java
To heck with chicken, I want chick.
10 posted on 08/01/2009 11:16:12 AM PDT by McGruff (Where's the REAL birth certificate? - Jim Robinson)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Yep.
She seems very lickable..
I mean likeable.
I would also like to get to chew her better.

KNOW her better...


11 posted on 08/01/2009 11:17:06 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (30-year smoker, E-Cigs helped me quit, and O wants me back smoking again?)
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To: Perdogg

12 posted on 08/01/2009 11:18:10 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: Schnucki

What a croc!


13 posted on 08/01/2009 11:29:47 AM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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To: Schnucki

Hmmm. Not a very bright croc. There’s not any meat on her bones. Just some unnatural looking bumps up top...


14 posted on 08/01/2009 11:31:51 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS
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To: Perdogg

Not guilty!


15 posted on 08/01/2009 11:44:00 AM PDT by Loyalist (If a tree falls in the forest, and the media is not there to cover it, does it make a headline?)
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To: Perdogg

16 posted on 08/01/2009 11:54:20 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Schnucki

17 posted on 08/01/2009 12:07:08 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: Las Vegas Ron
Well, she does look good enough to eat, yum

Yep, that's probably what the croc was thinking.

18 posted on 08/01/2009 12:29:48 PM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: Isabel C.
Yep, that's probably what the croc was thinking.

And all this time we thought crocs were just dumb reptiles....

19 posted on 08/01/2009 12:32:08 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Move over NetZero - Obama's in the house!)
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To: RandallFlagg
Yep.
She seems very lickable..
I mean likeable.
I would also like to get to chew her better.

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.

20 posted on 08/01/2009 12:36:03 PM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: Perdogg

She should eat a sandwich.


21 posted on 08/01/2009 12:42:16 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: Sawdring
The chicken looks like it has more meat on it's bones.
The Croc must have been confused.
22 posted on 08/01/2009 1:03:58 PM PDT by MaxMax (Will the real JIM THOMPSON please pick up the white phone)
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To: IYAS9YAS

“Hmmm. Not a very bright croc. There’s not any meat on her bones. Just some unnatural looking bumps up top...”

Perhaps he’s on a diet? What’s her Weight Watchers points value?


23 posted on 08/01/2009 4:59:21 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: GreenLanternCorps
What’s her Weight Watchers points value?

Probably a 3.

24 posted on 08/01/2009 5:57:17 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS
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