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Crocodile Attack: Australian Camper Snatched From Muddy River
NBCNews.com ^ | 25 August 2013 | Alastair Jamieson

Posted on 08/25/2013 10:43:24 AM PDT by zeestephen

An Australian camper was missing and presumed dead after being snatched by a crocodile in front of onlookers as he swam across a river with a friend. Alcohol may have played a part in the decision to swim, Police said.

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TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: australia; crocodile; crocodiles; darwin; gator Comment #1 Removed by Moderator

To: zeestephen

Here, hold ma beer (only with an aussie accent


2 posted on 08/25/2013 10:48:01 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: zeestephen

Sorry for the victim, but this is news, how???
Now if it had been an Auzzie that was snatched by a croc in Alaska. THAT would have been news.


3 posted on 08/25/2013 10:48:23 AM PDT by jim999
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To: zeestephen

Note to self: Do not try to swim across muddy croc-infested waters in the Australian outback.


4 posted on 08/25/2013 10:50:24 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: jim999

Note to self: Crocs and beer don’t mix.

CC


5 posted on 08/25/2013 10:51:01 AM PDT by Captain Compassion
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To: jim999

That is what crocodiles do. They eat things. I suppose they could send the Gator Boys over there to catch him.


6 posted on 08/25/2013 10:51:56 AM PDT by sport
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To: sport

Exactly. Same applies to killer whales and sharks and i don’t wanna hear that crap about “oh, because humans look like seals m’kay?”


7 posted on 08/25/2013 11:00:29 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: max americana

Discerning sharks say: “Tastes like seal to me.”


8 posted on 08/25/2013 11:03:58 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: Mercat

Happened near Darwin, fittingly.
You don’t have to outswim the croc, just the other swimmer.


9 posted on 08/25/2013 11:17:25 AM PDT by Newtoidaho
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To: Mercat

“The Mary River is known worldwide to have the greatest saturation of adult saltwater crocodiles in the world. You don’t swim in the Mary River,” he said.

Definately a Darwin candidate.


10 posted on 08/25/2013 11:18:56 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: All

Bloody hell! Has it really been THAT LONG that there are actually some people who have never seen “Crocodile Dundee”?


11 posted on 08/25/2013 11:22:02 AM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Mercat

“+Saltwater crocodiles, which can grow up to 23 feet long and weigh more than a tonne, are a common feature of Australia’s tropical north...”

Holy crap! He’s a goner!


12 posted on 08/25/2013 11:22:35 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Mercat

If you live in Florida, don’t throw chicken bones in a canal and then decide to take a swim in it after you celebrated the 4th of July, with a BBQ and being all beered up. The Gators think you are just a larger chicken.


13 posted on 08/25/2013 11:25:54 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods? Glenn Doherty ? Forgot already?)
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To: ransomnote

That advice about staying 5 meters back from the bank is good, too. I watched a video of a croc which was taken underwater. The croc lay on the bottom of the river, about 5 feet deep, looking up at the bank. A young deer type animal came up to drink water. From underwater, you couldn’t tell exactly what was there standing on the bank but you could certainly see sunlight blocked by the body of the the animal. That was enough for the croc. The croc launched himself out of the water and grabbed the animal’s head much much faster than I thought possible. So yes...stay back from the bank 5 meters. The animals that duck back are pursued up the bank at horrifying speeds. What a video...still makes an impression on me.


14 posted on 08/25/2013 11:26:49 AM PDT by ransomnote
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To: Mercat

You swim with crocks, you don’t swim for long.


15 posted on 08/25/2013 11:31:54 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Mercat

“Alcohol may have played a part”

Raise the drinking age for Crocs!!

oh... wait...


16 posted on 08/25/2013 11:42:51 AM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Newtoidaho

Salwater crocs are prevalent all around that region and not just Australia. There was an article below that one about an young American woman killed by a saltie off the coast of India at a resort in the Andaman Islands.


17 posted on 08/25/2013 12:44:19 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: Mercat

Crikey!


18 posted on 08/25/2013 12:51:12 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Howdy to all you government agents spying on me.)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

Yep


19 posted on 08/25/2013 1:35:56 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Mercat
Alcohol may have played a part in the decision to swim

Gee, ya think?

20 posted on 08/25/2013 1:36:43 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rktman

“Mmmmm, crunchy on the outside with a soft, chewy center.”


21 posted on 08/25/2013 1:38:36 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: driftless2

http://www.is.wayne.edu/MNISSANI/ElephantCorner/elechild.htm


22 posted on 08/25/2013 1:52:47 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: ransomnote
Crocodiles have only one enemy in the natural world.

The hippopotamus!

They share a lot of habitat in eastern Africa.

From a safe distance, a hippo looks dumb and really passive.

But, encroach on their territory, and they become psychopathically violent.

I saw underwater film that showed giant crocs swimming away at top speed any time a hippo came within 50 feet.

Apparently, just one hippo bite is so powerful it can literally cut a big croc in half.

Interestingly, in Africa, hippos kill many, many more humans than crocs do.

At night time, hippos leave the water and wander around on land, frequently into farmers fields.

When humans try to shoo them away, or accidentally block a hippo's pathway back to the water, a hippo, which usually weighs between 3,000 and 4,000 pounds, will just trample them.

They even attack humans who row by in small boats.

Perhaps most interesting of all, the hippo is not related to pigs.

Recent DNA tests show that whales are the closest natural ancestor of hippos.

23 posted on 08/25/2013 4:12:52 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen

Interesting information. Thank you for posting.


24 posted on 08/25/2013 10:16:20 PM PDT by ransomnote
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