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Did Great White Bite Croc's Head Off?
The Telegraph ^ | January 14, 2013

Posted on 01/14/2013 1:04:03 PM PST by nickcarraway

A GIANT crocodile's head has been found washed up on a beach with locals speculating it was the victim of a massive shark attack.

Brigitte Cary-Smith, 50, and husband Neale, 56, discovered the huge decapitated head while walking their dogs on the beach in St Lucia, South Africa. See the photos, video here

The gruesome scene was photographed and videoed and has quickly become an internet hit, with people wondering how the animal met its end. See the photos, video here

It's not certain how the croc met its gruesome end but local experts believe it was attacked by a great white shark.

In the footage Neale can be heard saying: 'You can see where the shark has actually ripped it. Related Coverage

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'On the side here in the flesh you can see the shark teeth.

'It’s quite normal for sharks to swim here in the sea at St Lucia and it’s also very normal for very large sharks to be very close to the shore.'

The couple, who live nearby and walk their dogs on the beach every morning at sunrise, say the cleanly severed head points to a great white.

And they say poachers are not the suspects as the head and jaw are thought of as the most valuable part of the three metre-long animal.


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1 posted on 01/14/2013 1:04:09 PM PST by nickcarraway
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“We’re going to need a bigger boat.”


2 posted on 01/14/2013 1:06:38 PM PST by Miles the Slasher
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I don’t know if it was a ‘great white’, but (according to the video) the presence of the TEETH of a SHARK imbedded around the area where it is severed seems pretty good evidence.


3 posted on 01/14/2013 1:14:19 PM PST by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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Was probably already dead of old age by the time the shark(s) got to it.


4 posted on 01/14/2013 1:16:18 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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Suicide by shark?


5 posted on 01/14/2013 1:38:26 PM PST by nickcarraway
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There is a video of the shark attacking the crocodile:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mn3KzBRy5jI


6 posted on 01/14/2013 2:18:11 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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Interestingly enough, I once took an early morning jog along the beach at Camp Rilea, OR and came across the washed up head of a Basking Shark.

A handful of orcas were playing around a little ways off shore, which, I'm guessing, explained what happened to the rest of the body....

7 posted on 01/14/2013 2:26:00 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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Jeez that guy has a tiny hand :)


8 posted on 01/14/2013 3:05:21 PM PST by class8601_nuke (don't just be critical, be prompt critical.)
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9 posted on 01/14/2013 3:42:15 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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Looks like the one that got Chubb’s hand.


10 posted on 01/14/2013 7:24:58 PM PST by NCC-1701 (The LEFT's intolerance of the RIGHT is intolerable.)
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Was probably already dead of old age by the time the shark(s) got to it.

Certainly a good possibility.

11 posted on 01/15/2013 6:16:30 PM PST by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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