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Man Snatched From Boat by 16-Foot Crocodile
Newser ^ | June 9, 2014 | Matt Cantor

Posted on 06/09/2014 6:48:33 PM PDT by Enterprise

When a man went to the side of his boat to empty a bucket at Australia's Kakadu National Park on Saturday, he was attacked by what police say was a 15.5-foot-long crocodile and vanished, his wife, son, and daughter-in-law unable to save him. Now, the 62-year-old's remains may have been found inside a crocodile. Two of the reptiles were shot yesterday about a mile from the site of the encounter, the AAP reports via the Sydney Morning Herald. "A quantity of human remains was recovered" from one, say police. They have yet to be IDed.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment; Outdoors; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: alligators; australia; boating; croc; crocodiles; gators; japanese; remree; river; soldiers
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Poor guy.
1 posted on 06/09/2014 6:48:33 PM PDT by Enterprise
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To: Enterprise

There’s a lesson in all of this somewhere.


2 posted on 06/09/2014 6:49:54 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

Salty crocs are probably the most nasty reptiles that walk the earth today.

The grow bigger than gators too.


3 posted on 06/09/2014 6:51:35 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Enterprise

Man, oh man, what a way to go. Just two years younger than me. Way too young to have it all end in the mouth of a croc.


4 posted on 06/09/2014 6:51:59 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: Enterprise

Dang, that’s having a bad day for everyone.


5 posted on 06/09/2014 6:52:02 PM PDT by Fzob (Jesus + anything = nothing, Jesus + nothing = everything)
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To: Enterprise

I think crocodiles are more vicious than alligators and gators are bad enough.


6 posted on 06/09/2014 6:53:25 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Enterprise

Crickey!!


7 posted on 06/09/2014 6:55:39 PM PDT by 9422WMR (: " Tolerance is the virtue of a man who has no convictions".)
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To: Jonty30

I remember several years ago reading about the Japanese army crossing through a swamp in WWII and the crocs ate hundreds of them.


8 posted on 06/09/2014 6:55:41 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Resettozero

The lesson is that practically everything in Australia can kill you and may even eat you.


9 posted on 06/09/2014 6:58:12 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
The lesson is that practically everything in Australia can kill you and may even eat you.

Not likely, unless I go there.
10 posted on 06/09/2014 6:59:50 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Blood of Tyrants

My ancestors in the Florida Panhandle did everything in their power to eliminate gators, rattlers, coral snakes etc.

They did a pretty good job on the gators but now they are really making a comeback.


11 posted on 06/09/2014 7:01:25 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

If they ever discover a species of carnivorous kangaroos or flesh eating koalas I think I’ll reconsider visiting the land down under.


12 posted on 06/09/2014 7:02:01 PM PDT by dowcaet
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To: Enterprise

There’s a Hall & Oates song in there somewhere. ..


13 posted on 06/09/2014 7:05:35 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Enterprise

By recent count, we’ve got OVER 3,000 ‘gators in the lake behind our Florida house. Jeez, how many is too many? Isn’t that enough for the bunny huggers?


14 posted on 06/09/2014 7:06:45 PM PDT by QBFimi (/...o.o/.o...ooo/...o.o...o/ooo/...o.o/.o/ooo.//o..o./. o.)
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To: Enterprise
I thought the sharks generally kept the Croc population in control.

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15 posted on 06/09/2014 7:08:00 PM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: QBFimi

Dude, I would forget rowing a boat in there or even getting close to the lake’s edge. 3,000 gators. Bet the folks in your area keep their pets inside.


16 posted on 06/09/2014 7:09:52 PM PDT by dowcaet
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To: Jonty30

crocs, big ones, are on the rise in s. florida


17 posted on 06/09/2014 7:16:31 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: LonePalm

The sharks have not been as effective alligator control since they are no longer equipped with “laser” beams.


18 posted on 06/09/2014 7:18:25 PM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: Sequoyah101

As long as they stay where they are, in extreme South Florida, I won’t worry about them.


19 posted on 06/09/2014 7:19:10 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog

Too me Crocs and Alligators are the same. They do look alike I believe.


20 posted on 06/09/2014 7:19:53 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: QBFimi

Remember about 50 years ago when gators were “endangered” by poaching and no hunting of them for skins was allowed?


21 posted on 06/09/2014 7:21:06 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: Enterprise

22 posted on 06/09/2014 7:21:32 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Enterprise

Mother Nature has a way of reminding us that without our tools, we aren’t the top of the food chain.


23 posted on 06/09/2014 7:22:47 PM PDT by W.Lee (After the first one, the rest are free.)
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To: Resettozero

Yeah - crocodiles and I have an agreement. They don’t eat me and I don’t visit their living rooms.


24 posted on 06/09/2014 7:24:34 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: Patriot Babe

What about caymans?

To me they are all giant water lizards.


25 posted on 06/09/2014 7:26:38 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Enterprise

A Salty strikes.


26 posted on 06/09/2014 7:27:00 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Resettozero

Lesson? We need to finish taming this planet. We need to get rid of all the creatures of Pandora’s box (biting flies, mosquitos, chiggers, ticks fleas...), all disease organisms, all poisonous creatures, four or five species of sharks, gaters, crocs and anything else which makes swimming dangerous to humans... Sort of an anti-green agenda.


27 posted on 06/09/2014 7:27:18 PM PDT by varmintman (It must really suck to be a Nazi in Kiev these days...)
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To: QBFimi

I went diving up in Alexander Springs. The water is crystal clear and about 72 degrees.

There used to be a 9 foot gator that laid in the warm water on the edge watching all the swimmers and divers.


28 posted on 06/09/2014 7:27:50 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: varmintman
Top of the food chain ma! I like Australia, from a distance.
29 posted on 06/09/2014 7:28:49 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: QBFimi
By recent count, we’ve got OVER 3,000 ‘gators in the lake behind our Florida house.

Some enterprising young capitalist needs to move in and start an alligator shoe and handbag business in your house.

Got room for me?

30 posted on 06/09/2014 7:29:51 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: varmintman
Lesson? We need to finish taming this planet. We need to get rid of all the creatures of Pandora’s box (biting flies, mosquitos, chiggers, ticks fleas...), all disease organisms, all poisonous creatures, four or five species of sharks, gaters, crocs and anything else which makes swimming dangerous to humans... Sort of an anti-green agenda.

Go for it!

And please keep us all updated on how it's going.
31 posted on 06/09/2014 7:31:41 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

ha!


32 posted on 06/09/2014 7:32:03 PM PDT by Hammerhead
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To: driftdiver

Used to go there when i lived in eustis.
Lake george had one that abt 13 ft long.


33 posted on 06/09/2014 7:33:37 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HnodredscottIM all things are possible.)
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To: JPG

Never smile at a crocodile.....


34 posted on 06/09/2014 7:41:03 PM PDT by 9422WMR (: " Tolerance is the virtue of a man who has no convictions".)
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To: Enterprise

I had a teacher who was also my best friend’s Mother. She once told the class a great story of her Grandfather killing an 18 foot alligator on the Choctawhatchee River around the turn of the century. No not this century, that century.

That is either a record or close. Yes I believe her due to some of the details.


35 posted on 06/09/2014 7:46:22 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: IMR 4350; Resettozero; Jonty30; Fzob; Inyo-Mono; yarddog; 9422WMR; Blood of Tyrants; dowcaet; ...
I feel badly for the poor man, but these guys REALLY had a bad time of it.

"The scattered rifle shots in the pitch black swamp punctured by the screams of wounded men crushed in the jaws of huge reptiles, and the blurred worrying sound of spinning crocodiles made a cacophony of hell that has rarely been duplicated on earth. At dawn the vultures arrived to clean up what the crocodiles had left…Of about 1,000 Japanese soldiers that entered the swamps of Ramree, only about 20 were found alive.”

Death in the Swamps of Ramree

36 posted on 06/09/2014 7:53:55 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: QBFimi

When I was a kid here in Florida, local shops were chock full of alligator leather products. My mother used to get all kinds of gator leather purses.


37 posted on 06/09/2014 7:56:27 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Boko Haram was enabled by Buku Huma)
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To: QBFimi

When I was a kid here in Florida, local shops were chock full of alligator leather products. My mother used to get all kinds of gator leather purses.


38 posted on 06/09/2014 7:56:28 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Boko Haram was enabled by Buku Huma)
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To: Enterprise

I knew Australian crocs were vicious as all heck.


39 posted on 06/09/2014 7:57:25 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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I feel badly for the poor man, but these guys REALLY had a bad time of it.

"The scattered rifle shots in the pitch black swamp punctured by the screams of wounded men crushed in the jaws of huge reptiles, and the blurred worrying sound of spinning crocodiles made a cacophony of hell that has rarely been duplicated on earth. At dawn the vultures arrived to clean up what the crocodiles had left…Of about 1,000 Japanese soldiers that entered the swamps of Ramree, only about 20 were found alive.”

Death in the Swamps of Ramree

40 posted on 06/09/2014 7:57:32 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: yarddog

I could believe it. In the early days of the country, some spectacular catches were made of various beasts because they had been relatively unmolested and allowed to grow to huge sizes.


41 posted on 06/09/2014 7:59:08 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: JPG

LOL - Feets don’t fail me now.


42 posted on 06/09/2014 7:59:45 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

I had a professor tell the class that the Japanese Oil workers in the Amazon area were losing so many men to crocs that they bought up huge supplies of dynamite and just went along the swamps blowing everything up.

He said they used so much dynamite that there was a world wide shortage for several years.


43 posted on 06/09/2014 8:00:30 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: usconservative

Far as I’m concerned that’s the only use for these disgusting creatures - purses, shoes, belts.

Years ago I was at a boat race in Louisana, maybe Morgan City, and there was an alligator hanging out and no one really paid much attention to him. I couldn’t believe it! Another reason to like the west coast - especially the Pacific northwest, we’re far less likely to get eaten in a surprise attack by some creature.


44 posted on 06/09/2014 8:01:08 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: yarddog

Wow!


45 posted on 06/09/2014 8:01:48 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

It’s the same with some of the old pictures of sturgeons pulled from the Snake River with mule teams. Monsters, but at least gentle monsters.


46 posted on 06/09/2014 8:02:25 PM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: PJ-Comix

Ever had fired gator tail (on a stick)?


47 posted on 06/09/2014 8:03:17 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: AU72

We had a pretty good sized gator come walking up onto Holden Beach out of the surf here in North Carolina this past year. Apparently it had been pulled through an inlet when the tide went out. Bet those were some panicked beachgoers. I wouldn’t have been too pleased, myself.


48 posted on 06/09/2014 8:04:51 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: yarddog
I think crocodiles are more vicious than alligators and gators are bad enough

I think that's only true for the Australian varieties. American crocs tend to be timid.

49 posted on 06/09/2014 8:08:03 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Enterprise

I’d read that story before, sort of a bad day for the Japanese Imperial Army....


50 posted on 06/09/2014 8:08:51 PM PDT by varmintman (It must really suck to be a Nazi in Kiev these days...)
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