Skip to comments.Idiots swim into baited croc trap
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 ...
They can wear this t-shirt in their open casket:
I went to Darwin and all I got was this lousy t-shirt.
“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.
I take it "drongo" is Australian for "morons"?
Yes, basically - an idiot, a fool - particularly one who works hard to acquire the status.
Can't speak to the one on the left, but the one on the right looks to be rather guilty from the neck up.
This post is worth it just for the slang.
Anyone who messes with a 4 meter Salt water croc is crazy.
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..
I heard MTV was just filming new episodes of JACKASS.
Darwin is the capital city of Australia’s Northern Territory.
More evidence, needed, hung jury.
A quick search finds the one girl in the Beer can Regatta, where individuals build boats out of ~ well ~ beer cans.
Do they have a film crew in Hawaii ?
I CAN HAS HOOMIN?
These things have a way of working themselves out :)
She also has a facebook page.
So does Bonnie
Brain surgery was the last thing that crossed my mind! :>)