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! :>)
I’d eat that. If I was a croc, that is.
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.
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.
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”.
Shouldn’t that say “I’d hit it” ?
HAD A BLAST !
“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.
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. . .
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.
I’m blaming demon rum
It’s fun and games everytime but the last time!
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.
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.
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
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.
Have a safe trip.
And may God bless with a healing hand.
“Idiots swim into baited croc trap”
I’m waiting for the sequal, “Idiots swim into *occupied* croc trap.”
Parcy, God bless you on your move. Get well and stay nasty, but LA? Me, I would head to Savanna and Green Grits.
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.
That's NOT how I spell my name.
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.
Empty champagne bottles no doubt, which would explain a lot.
Too bad the crocs aren't as picky as the Arabs are about getting Intl. Aid checks and payments to risk myrtyrdoom. Boom
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