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American killed by crocodile in India [warning--disturbing images downthread]
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Posted on 05/05/2010 6:32:03 PM PDT by JoeProBono

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) -- A U.S. State Department spokesman has confirmed that a 25-year-old New Jersey woman was killed by a crocodile while snorkeling in India's Andaman Islands last month.

Lauren Failla of Morristown was vacationing at a resort with her boyfriend when she went missing April 28.

(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: crocodile; jpb; newjersey

1 posted on 05/05/2010 6:32:04 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

This is why we have swimming pools. I won’t walk into a cage with wild animals and there ain’t know way I’m swimming where wild animals might be found.


2 posted on 05/05/2010 6:34:14 PM PDT by umgud (Obama is a failed experiment.)
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To: JoeProBono
And they say the dinosaurs are gone. I don't think so......
3 posted on 05/05/2010 6:35:27 PM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: JoeProBono

Nature is a Hillary


4 posted on 05/05/2010 6:36:24 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: umgud

5 posted on 05/05/2010 6:38:13 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: mnehring

Double award winner! “Girl Power” AND “Darwinism” award.


6 posted on 05/05/2010 6:38:36 PM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: historyrepeatz

..and there I was just trying to find a way to not say B****


7 posted on 05/05/2010 6:39:27 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

8 posted on 05/05/2010 6:40:28 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

It is their turf, after all.


9 posted on 05/05/2010 6:42:28 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: JoeProBono

“Failla’s death (by swimming with crocodiles) comes four years after her older sister Emily was killed in a rock-climbing accident in Washington.”

Seems we have a family of “risk-takers”.

All things I call “stupid recreation”.

That said, it is horrific - a horrid way to die, in the mouth of an animal.


10 posted on 05/05/2010 6:47:05 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: JoeProBono

Is the woman in the picture another one of those who gazed meaningfully into the bear’s eyes and softly said; “I love you bear!”


11 posted on 05/05/2010 6:49:14 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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12 posted on 05/05/2010 6:51:24 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
“stupid recreation”


13 posted on 05/05/2010 6:58:02 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

[IMG]http://i43.tinypic.com/bdqud3.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i40.tinypic.com/2u61v5t.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i44.tinypic.com/14uzuit.jpg[/IMG]

This dude was probably trying to retrieve his golf ball from the lake and was zapped by a lurking alligator.


14 posted on 05/05/2010 7:02:59 PM PDT by ajay_kumar (Need more Republicans of all stripes in congress to stop Obama's socialist agenda)
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To: JoeProBono
GOMEK
15 posted on 05/05/2010 7:10:05 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: ajay_kumar; shibumi; Salamander; Chet 99

16 posted on 05/05/2010 7:11:47 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

17 posted on 05/05/2010 7:13:55 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Nice photochop there. Never seen something like that before /s


18 posted on 05/05/2010 7:15:35 PM PDT by joseph20 (...to ourselves and our Posterity...)
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To: shibumi; Salamander; Chet 99

Crocodile and Alligator Attacks
Advice and Information
‘How cheerfully he seems to grin, how neatly spreads his claws, and welcomes little fishes in, with gently smiling jaws!’ Lewis Carroll

Travel Safety information - Crocodiles:
There are twelve species in the crocodile family of which the Estuarine, Nile and North American crocs are the most dangerous due to their large size.

Australia - the popularity of tourism and recreation in the northern areas of Western Australia, the Northern Territories and Queensland along with large Estuarine crocodiles [aka saltwater or salties] living there - in both fresh and saltwater - means that some attacks are inevitable. Eleven people have been killed by salties in north Australia since 1982.
Oz also has freshwater crocs that are less aggressive, but hard to see and may take a lite bite if surprised or threatened.
Saltwater vs. Freshwater crocs:
Salties are bigger, have rounded snouts and are extremely dangerous. Freshies are smaller, have narrow snouts, don’t want to eat humans, and are themselves eaten by salties. In fact some braver souls assume that if freshies are around, then salties won’t be...are you a gambler?

Africa - the Nile crocodile is an aggressive animal and kills or maims many people in Africa, but statistics are hard to find. Hundreds are likely, though the hippo - also a river creature of course - is regarded by some as more dangerous. Hippos, though, are easy to see and don’t deliberately hide.

Alligators:

The American alligator, alligator mississippiensis is responsible for all known alligator attacks on humans. However, alligator attacks are extremely rare - around four attacks on people per year on average, even though Florida alone has over 12,000 gator complaints from local people. [That’s what you get when you build human housing and storm canals in gator territory].

Alligators are protected by American law and the feeding of wild gators is illegal with a maximum penalty of five hundred dollars.
There is a patrol service that deals with problem animals so let the locals know if you have found one with a bad attitude taking your poolside towel space.

Otherwise crocodiles and alligators are more or less interchangeable regarding humans, so we’ll refer to them all from now on as crocs.


19 posted on 05/05/2010 7:26:04 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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20 posted on 05/05/2010 7:31:03 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Perhaps the third sister (if there is one) should take up knitting or the piano.


21 posted on 05/05/2010 7:32:29 PM PDT by Gapplega
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To: Joe 6-pack

22 posted on 05/05/2010 7:37:32 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Gapplega

23 posted on 05/05/2010 7:44:55 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Indeed.

I am so NOT a fan of sky-diving, rock-climbing OR most especially, my poster-child for stupid recreation/”sports” - bungee-jumping.

I made sure no one I dated had any of these proclivities. Certainly not my husband.


24 posted on 05/05/2010 8:07:22 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

25 posted on 05/05/2010 8:11:10 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

“I love you bear”

In this case, it’d be,

“Ich liebe dich, Bär”


26 posted on 05/05/2010 8:14:13 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: JoeProBono

Knitting while rock-climbing?


27 posted on 05/05/2010 8:19:43 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: JoeProBono

Yikes. RIP.


28 posted on 05/05/2010 9:51:06 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Joe 6-pack

29 posted on 05/05/2010 10:42:14 PM PDT by Salamander (Hold onto to all your fears 'cuz when I get outta here....vengeance is mine, mine, rmine!)
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To: JoeProBono

30 posted on 05/05/2010 10:45:48 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Just another day in Oceania.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

LOL!


31 posted on 05/06/2010 8:43:41 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: JoeProBono

LOL.


32 posted on 05/06/2010 4:58:02 PM PDT by Gapplega
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To: Lockbar

They became birds, LOL!


33 posted on 05/08/2010 1:43:09 AM PDT by James C. Bennett
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