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NZ kayaker Ryan Blair trapped on WA island for two weeks by stalking crocodile
News.com.au ^ | September 03, 2013

Posted on 09/04/2013 3:51:20 PM PDT by Sawdring

A NEW Zealand kayaker prayed for his life as he was kept hostage on a remote Australian island by a giant crocodile he believed would devour him at any moment. Ryan Blair had an amazing escape after becoming trapped on a remote island off the coast of Western Australia for more than two weeks by the massive crocodile that wouldn't let him leave.

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TOPICS: Food; Health/Medicine; Hobbies
KEYWORDS: australia
The title is a little misleading.
1 posted on 09/04/2013 3:51:20 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: Sawdring
He travelled from Queensland to the Kimberley on a yacht whose owner was then jailed in the Northern Territory, leaving Mr Blair stranded for two months.

Whoa Back the truck up. What's this all about?
2 posted on 09/04/2013 3:55:22 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Sawdring

6 meters is a big crock. But a good spear to the right spot, and this dude could have dined on lizard meat.

Tastes like chicken doncha know.

No, no lizard makes lunch outta me, especially when I’m carrying my favorite salt shaker.

In the world of eat or get eaten, I’m the guy with the knife and fork.


3 posted on 09/04/2013 3:56:38 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat ( According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: ConradofMontferrat
6 meters is a big crock. But a good spear to the right spot, and this dude could have dined on lizard meat. Tastes like chicken doncha know. No, no lizard makes lunch outta me, especially when I’m carrying my favorite salt shaker. In the world of eat or get eaten, I’m the guy with the knife and fork.

You should post more...

4 posted on 09/04/2013 4:11:49 PM PDT by onona (The Earth is the insane asylum for the universe)
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To: Sawdring

Blair’s a kiwi. The saltie prolly smelled the sheep on him.


5 posted on 09/04/2013 4:16:35 PM PDT by Ready4Freddy
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To: onona; ConradofMontferrat

Agreed.

The last line is a classic.


6 posted on 09/04/2013 4:17:42 PM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: Sawdring

Sounds like the plot for a SyFy movie of the week.


7 posted on 09/04/2013 4:17:43 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: onona

LOL,

I know you forgot the /s> tag at the end of your post, because there are about a gazillion freepers who really think I should have my keyboard confiscated and my fingers chopped off!


8 posted on 09/04/2013 4:18:48 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat ( According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: Sawdring

“The title is a little misleading.”

You got that right! I thought he was stuck out in Puget Sound somewhere.


9 posted on 09/04/2013 4:19:33 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: ConradofMontferrat

Good luck with that.


10 posted on 09/04/2013 4:19:50 PM PDT by Ready4Freddy
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To: 21twelve

There’s a whole wide world out there...


11 posted on 09/04/2013 4:21:03 PM PDT by Ready4Freddy
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To: 21twelve

<You got that right! I thought he was stuck out in Puget Sound somewhere.

Same here. After 5 years in Seattle, I thought crocs had somehow invaded the San Juans.


12 posted on 09/04/2013 4:22:58 PM PDT by radiohead
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To: Sawdring

Crocodile could’ve been in love and never had any intention to harm him.


13 posted on 09/04/2013 4:24:28 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: Ready4Freddy

Its all attitude. If I’m more hungry than that crock, then he’s got a problem.

If we are both just as hungry, then I’ll rely on the fact that I AM ON TOP THE FOOD CHAIN, and I really CAN out think a lizard.

Oh yea, I RESPECT the crocks abilities and agilities. OTH, I subscribe to the age old wisdom: “If you can eat it, you can beat it.” You just need to be hungry enough.

Stew pot is the great equalizer.

Sometimes you get the bear, sometimes the bear gets you. But since I’m smarter than the bear, the bear’s gotta work a lot harder to eat me than I have to, to eat him.

Its all in your head. Once you fixate on what’s for lunch, its really hard to run away from a good meal.


14 posted on 09/04/2013 4:35:39 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat ( According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: 353FMG

LOL,

One never knows.

“HEY LADY KISS THAT FROG!!”


15 posted on 09/04/2013 4:36:47 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat ( According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: cripplecreek

Lovers quarrel .... dumped him and then got jailed?


16 posted on 09/04/2013 4:49:37 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Progressives are never accountable for "unintended consequences" .... just for causing most)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

It just seemed like an odd thing to glide over in the story.


17 posted on 09/04/2013 4:50:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ConradofMontferrat

18 feet long? More likely be dined upon!


18 posted on 09/04/2013 4:52:00 PM PDT by Chickensoup (...We didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: ConradofMontferrat

then I’ll rely on the fact that I AM ON TOP THE FOOD CHAIN, and I really CAN out think a lizard.

_____________________

You are only on the top of the food chain IF YOU WIN.


19 posted on 09/04/2013 4:54:45 PM PDT by Chickensoup (...We didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: Chickensoup

Yup, that’s a bigun, but the brain is still the size of pea.

If you can’t out think that, then you deserve to be dinner.

Remember, humans took down wooly mammoths. With spears and rocks.

Now THAT’S a challenge.


20 posted on 09/04/2013 4:55:41 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat ( According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: Chickensoup
Re: Kelly's heros, Donald Sutherland to Fez; "Now there you go again with those negative vibs!"

When you are on top of the food chain, you ALWAYS win, if you have those "positive vibs, baby!"

LOL

21 posted on 09/04/2013 4:59:18 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat ( According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: ConradofMontferrat

Remember, humans took down wooly mammoths. With spears and rocks.

___________________________

in groups.


22 posted on 09/04/2013 5:02:36 PM PDT by Chickensoup (...We didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: ConradofMontferrat

Re: Kelly’s heros, Donald Sutherland to Fez; “Now there you go again with those negative vibs!”
When you are on top of the food chain, you ALWAYS win, if you have those “positive vibs, baby!”

LOL
__________________________

I’m vibe-ing, man, I’m vibe-ing!


23 posted on 09/04/2013 5:03:34 PM PDT by Chickensoup (...We didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: TomGuy; null and void

Oh don’t tell Nully that, he’ll be watching it! He’s a Syfy nut! (in a good way)


24 posted on 09/04/2013 5:08:51 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (Arnold, Arnold, Arnold Rimmer, without him life would be much grimmer.....)
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To: ConradofMontferrat

keyboard confiscated but......FINGERS CHOPPED OFF????????? eeeeeekkkkk!!!! by a crocodile?????


25 posted on 09/04/2013 5:09:46 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (Arnold, Arnold, Arnold Rimmer, without him life would be much grimmer.....)
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To: radiohead

One of those very elusive and shy Roach Harbor crocs I’ll bet!!


26 posted on 09/04/2013 5:10:11 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: Shimmer1

Ma’am?


27 posted on 09/04/2013 5:12:38 PM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: ConradofMontferrat

Lol

Again, good luck with that. Would love to see you challenge a 20’ saltie. ;)


28 posted on 09/05/2013 4:48:39 AM PDT by Ready4Freddy
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To: Sawdring
“He was desperate for water when I trotted up.

“We gave him a cold beer,"

Has the makings of a great beer commercial.

29 posted on 09/05/2013 5:35:03 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: Ready4Freddy
Again, good luck with that. Would love to see you challenge a 20’ saltie. ;)

I'm not saying it would be easy, and those crocks sure are slick and wily, and things do go wrong all the time, but a hungry Conrad is a thing to be reckoned with, especially when lizard burger is on the menu.

30 posted on 09/05/2013 3:23:33 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat ( According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: Sawdring

31 posted on 09/05/2013 3:31:17 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: Sawdring
For reference purposes, this is a 7-meter croc.


32 posted on 09/05/2013 4:00:38 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: JoeProBono
Try to find some of these, I dare you:


33 posted on 09/06/2013 2:18:57 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: PLMerite

A croc as big as a small village!


34 posted on 09/06/2013 2:19:23 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: Sawdring

35 posted on 09/06/2013 2:22:43 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: cripplecreek

Haha!


36 posted on 09/06/2013 2:24:52 PM PDT by Deb (If you wanna laugh everyday, follow Deepak Chopra on Twitter)
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