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Idiots swim into baited croc trap
Northern Territory News ^ | 27th December 2009 | Nadja Hainke

Posted on 12/26/2009 3:16:11 PM PST by naturalman1975

THE reckless idiots pictured have taken croc trap surfing to a dangerous new level - swimming into the cage.

The image of the three drongos risking their lives and limbs surfaced yesterday after they were posted on Facebook.

It is believed the picture was taken at Manton Dam - about 75km south of Darwin. The photo shows one man atop the floating metal cage - designed to capture 4m long salties.

His two mates are pulling faces from inside the baited trap.

It follows a series of photos - published in the Northern Territory News - which show wannabe thrillseekers captured on top of crocodile traps in the Territory.

Darwin girls Ally Pettifor and Bonnie Keogh became the laugh of the nation when they were photographed dancing on top of a croc trap - wearing nothing but bikinis and using champagne bottles as microphones.

The photo, published last month, went around the world and attracted hundreds of reader comments.

"From my understanding, crocodiles like to eat brain - so these two are safe," one reader said in a text message to the editor.

That photo came only a few months after three young men were pictured with their thumbs up while standing on a floating cage.

Territory Parks and Wildlife rangers have labelled the latest act as "absolute stupidity".

(Excerpt) Read more at ntnews.com.au ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: australia; crocodile; napl
Do you get double points if you manage to win a Darwin award while in Darwin?


1 posted on 12/26/2009 3:16:13 PM PST by naturalman1975
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To: naturalman1975

They can wear this t-shirt in their open casket:

I went to Darwin and all I got was this lousy t-shirt.


2 posted on 12/26/2009 3:19:59 PM PST by samtheman
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To: naturalman1975

“It won’t be tolerated any more,” senior ranger Peter Phillips said.

Offenders could be fined up to $55,000 or jailed for five years for the reckless act, the Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act states.”

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No mention by senior ranger Peter Phillips that offenders could also be eaten.


3 posted on 12/26/2009 3:21:16 PM PST by HighWheeler
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To: naturalman1975
The image of the three drongos risking their lives and limbs surfaced yesterday after they were posted on Facebook.

I take it "drongo" is Australian for "morons"?

4 posted on 12/26/2009 3:21:55 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle

Yes, basically - an idiot, a fool - particularly one who works hard to acquire the status.


5 posted on 12/26/2009 3:23:47 PM PST by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: naturalman1975
The Darwin Twins

6 posted on 12/26/2009 3:23:47 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks (Have a Hopey Changey Christmas! Palin/Cheney 2012)
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To: naturalman1975
"Darwin girls Ally Pettifor and Bonnie Keogh became the laugh of the nation when they were photographed dancing on top of a croc trap - wearing nothing but bikinis and using champagne bottles as microphones."

Can't speak to the one on the left, but the one on the right looks to be rather guilty from the neck up.

7 posted on 12/26/2009 3:24:33 PM PST by DemforBush (Now officially 100% ex-Democrat.)
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To: naturalman1975; Slings and Arrows

ping


8 posted on 12/26/2009 3:25:20 PM PST by GQuagmire ( Driving a Prius doesn't make you Jesus Christ)
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To: naturalman1975

This post is worth it just for the slang.

Anyone who messes with a 4 meter Salt water croc is crazy.


9 posted on 12/26/2009 3:26:29 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: naturalman1975

The region’s name is Darwin? These idiots were in the right place then. I’m guessing their favorite sport is sticking forks at an electrical outlet..


10 posted on 12/26/2009 3:27:21 PM PST by max americana (i)
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To: naturalman1975

I heard MTV was just filming new episodes of JACKASS.


11 posted on 12/26/2009 3:28:24 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: max americana

Darwin is the capital city of Australia’s Northern Territory.


12 posted on 12/26/2009 3:29:16 PM PST by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: DemforBush

More evidence, needed, hung jury.


13 posted on 12/26/2009 3:30:43 PM PST by Little Bill (Carol Che-Porter is a MOONBAT.)
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To: DemforBush

A quick search finds the one girl in the Beer can Regatta, where individuals build boats out of ~ well ~ beer cans.


14 posted on 12/26/2009 3:38:44 PM PST by incredulous joe ("I like smiling! Smiling is my favorite!!")
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To: UCANSEE2

Do they have a film crew in Hawaii ?


15 posted on 12/26/2009 3:39:58 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: Little Bill
Ally Pettifor, not a brain surgeon.


16 posted on 12/26/2009 3:41:13 PM PST by incredulous joe ("I like smiling! Smiling is my favorite!!")
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To: naturalman1975

I CAN HAS HOOMIN?

17 posted on 12/26/2009 3:44:26 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: naturalman1975

These things have a way of working themselves out :)


18 posted on 12/26/2009 3:46:01 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream.)
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To: incredulous joe

She also has a facebook page.
http://www.facebook.com/Pettifor

So does Bonnie
http://www.facebook.com/bonnie.keogh


19 posted on 12/26/2009 3:46:44 PM PST by MetaThought
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To: incredulous joe

Brain surgery was the last thing that crossed my mind! :>)


20 posted on 12/26/2009 3:49:08 PM PST by TaMoDee
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To: incredulous joe

I’d eat that. If I was a croc, that is.


21 posted on 12/26/2009 3:50:12 PM PST by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: naturalman1975

I have never been to Australia but would love to go someday. I was at the same marina in San Diego back about 1994 where the Australian team competing for America’s cup kept their boat. They certainly were a fun lot. There seems to be a bit of free devil in their spirit.

Of course, I have no idea of a devilish spirit adds to the flavor when one is eaten by a crock but, if it does, I am sure it tastes a little salty.


22 posted on 12/26/2009 3:54:18 PM PST by Random Access
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To: incredulous joe

I did an R&R in OZ in the 60’s, if they had better frontal development, not enough milk in their diet, in their youth according to a friend, I would have emigrated.


23 posted on 12/26/2009 3:54:57 PM PST by Little Bill (Carol Che-Porter is a MOONBAT.)
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To: naturalman1975

Dang, I can’t find a copy of Gary Larson’s Far Side cartoon where two crocs are lolling on a river bank that is strewn with some White Hunter clothes and one tells the other, “That was incredible, no fur, claws, horns, antlers or nothing, just soft and pink”.


24 posted on 12/26/2009 3:55:12 PM PST by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: RichInOC

Shouldn’t that say “I’d hit it” ?


25 posted on 12/26/2009 3:57:04 PM PST by sig226 (Bring back Jimmy Carter!)
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To: naturalman1975
"Idiots Swim Where Anglers Fear To Tread (water)"
26 posted on 12/26/2009 3:57:49 PM PST by mikrofon (Croc Putz)
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To: Little Bill
Did you take R&R there too? I took the 6 days in August '68. Stayed at the Hampton Court Hotel at Kings Cross.

HAD A BLAST !

Nam Vet

27 posted on 12/26/2009 4:01:50 PM PST by Nam Vet ("Goodnight Mrs. Calabash, Wherever you are ! ")
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To: naturalman1975

“Offenders could be fined up to $55,000 or jailed for five years for the reckless act,...”
What a waste of time. Let ‘em get eaten or, rather than fine them sterilize them so they can’t breed more idiots.


28 posted on 12/26/2009 4:06:09 PM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: incredulous joe

Caption: I’m young and pretty. Nothing bad could ever happen to me.

parsy, who is waiting for the “I Shouldn’t Be Alive” show about this. . .


29 posted on 12/26/2009 4:09:11 PM PST by parsifal (Abatis: Rubbish in front of a fort, to prevent the rubbish outside from molesting the rubbish inside)
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To: Nam Vet

I ran across a Little Bill on the plane down, 7th RAR, we decided we were related stayed at his parents home in the Blue Hills, I would have Married every women I met, smoking, They don’t speak English though, but when you are 22 who cares.


30 posted on 12/26/2009 4:13:17 PM PST by Little Bill (Carol Che-Porter is a MOONBAT.)
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To: naturalman1975

I’m blaming demon rum


31 posted on 12/26/2009 4:14:37 PM PST by dennisw (It all come 'round again --Fairport)
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To: parsifal

It’s fun and games everytime but the last time!


32 posted on 12/26/2009 4:22:42 PM PST by Circle_Hook (Keep your powder dry.............You might need it soon!)
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To: parsifal

Parcy, who got Et! Your controlling rat side is coming out, she may poop out a few VC winners.

Little Bill: Who is waiting for Parcy to admit childhood discretion’s.


33 posted on 12/26/2009 4:35:29 PM PST by Little Bill (Carol Che-Porter is a MOONBAT.)
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To: Little Bill; parsifal

Any self-respecting croc would spit Parsy right back out. Too much gristle for the trouble. The girls, on the other hand, are soft and chewy.


34 posted on 12/26/2009 4:46:08 PM PST by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: MARTIAL MONK

Sadly, my last night posting from Arkansas for a while. Pulling an Urban Meyer (the copycat) and knocking off for few years to see if I can regain my health and over all feistiness.

parsy, who is headed to Louisiana tomorrow


35 posted on 12/26/2009 4:51:09 PM PST by parsifal (Abatis: Rubbish in front of a fort, to prevent the rubbish outside from molesting the rubbish inside)
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To: MARTIAL MONK

Parcy is all right for someone that comes from the last refuge for scoundrels, Ar Kansas, he has a sense of humor so he must be an emigrant.


36 posted on 12/26/2009 4:55:31 PM PST by Little Bill (Carol Che-Porter is a MOONBAT.)
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To: parsifal
I had a friend that took a "vacation" to Louisiana once. He got out in two years on good behavior. Either that or he 'scaped through the swamp.

Have a safe trip.


And may God bless with a healing hand.

37 posted on 12/26/2009 5:04:20 PM PST by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: naturalman1975

“Idiots swim into baited croc trap”

I’m waiting for the sequal, “Idiots swim into *occupied* croc trap.”


38 posted on 12/26/2009 5:12:06 PM PST by PLMerite (Ride to the sound of the Guns - I'll probably need help.)
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To: parsifal

Parcy, God bless you on your move. Get well and stay nasty, but LA? Me, I would head to Savanna and Green Grits.


39 posted on 12/26/2009 5:19:04 PM PST by Little Bill (Carol Che-Porter is a MOONBAT.)
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To: parsifal
parsy, who is headed to Louisiana tomorrow

Best luck with the recuperating. Just don't take up with no Cajun's daughter.

This is down in the swampland, anything goes
It's alligator bait and the bars don't close
It's the real thing down in Louisiana

Did you ever see a Cajun when he really got mad
When he really got trouble like a daughter gone bad
It gets real hot down in Louisiana

The stranger better move it or he's gonna get killed
He's gonna have to get it or a shotgun will
It ain't no time for lengthy speeches
There ain't no time for lengthy speeches

For parsy, the travelin' man.

40 posted on 12/26/2009 5:19:23 PM PST by Stultis (Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia; Democrats always opposed waterboarding as torture)
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To: naturalman1975
The image of the three drongos risking their lives...

That's NOT how I spell my name.

41 posted on 12/26/2009 5:20:00 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: GQuagmire; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Close the trap and leave 'em in. Chum's expensive.


42 posted on 12/26/2009 11:57:04 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("The solution to every ill is a cat." --TheOldLady)
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To: Texas Eagle
I take it "drongo" is Australian for "morons"?

There is a bird, the Speckled Drongo, of somewhat random behaviour, but it was also the name of an unsuccessful racehorse of the 1920s. Never last, but close enough to the money to keep him racing and for punters to notice and believe that he was due to win or place.

He never did. You can imagine the post-race comments of the punters who had believed that this was the time.

43 posted on 12/27/2009 5:14:34 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (Life is a tragedy for those who feel, but a comedy to those who think. - Horace Walpole)
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To: DemforBush

Empty champagne bottles no doubt, which would explain a lot.


44 posted on 12/27/2009 10:53:57 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: naturalman1975
That's nothing, I went to the Temple Mount and cussed out Yassir Araafat in 1996. The next time must have pushed him over the edge. When 'the Dozer' decided to go to the Temple Mount next, the Intifada was brewed up by Yassir.

Too bad the crocs aren't as picky as the Arabs are about getting Intl. Aid checks and payments to risk myrtyrdoom. Boom

45 posted on 12/27/2009 3:37:14 PM PST by STD (President Imports Gaza Killers to Start the Jihad Here at a Mall Near You -His 1st Official Act)
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