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  • Killer Nile crocodiles in Florida? Experts say it's possible

    05/19/2016 7:09:04 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 40 replies
    AP ^ | May 19, 2016 | Terry Spencer
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Step aside, Burmese python — you may no longer be Florida's scariest invasive species. Researchers have confirmed that three Nile crocodiles were captured near Miami, and they say it's possible more of the man-eating reptiles are still out there, although no one can say for sure. The big question now: How did they get to Florida? "They didn't swim from Africa," University of Florida herpetologist Kenneth Krysko said. "But we really don't know how they got into the wild."
  • Fossil of massive crocodile found on edge of Sahara desert

    01/11/2016 6:15:44 PM PST · by Redcitizen · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-11-2016 | Michael Casey
    Paleontologists have discovered the fossil remains of the world’s biggest ocean-dwelling crocodile buried on the edge of the Sahara, a creature that was twice the size of anything seen today. Named Machimosaurus rex, this croc would have weighed in at least 6,600 pounds and been around 32 feet long. Other than its size, it would have looked much like a modern day crocodile except for its narrow snout – which was designed to allow it swim in the ocean.
  • PHOTOS: Netanyahu Puts the Fear of God Into Muslims by Unveiling THIS New Weapon

    04/05/2015 9:44:11 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 68 replies
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu understands all too well what it feels like to be alone, for on his shoulders lies the immense responsibility of protecting the Israeli people from Iran’s ambitions of “erasing Israel from the map.” Given Iran’s venomous intentions and the West’s insistence on negotiating with this thug nation, it is no wonder that Netanyahu felt compelled to go out of his way and showcase to the world on Monday his nation’s newest weapon — a nuclear-armed submarine. Known officially as ISS Tanin, which means “Crocodile,” this beast of a vessel reportedly carries nuclear-tipped cruise missiles with...
  • An Amazing 20 Yr Bond Between 16 Foot, 1,000 Lb. Male Crocodile And A Person, Only One of Its Kind

    02/14/2015 6:53:46 PM PST · by lbryce · 55 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 15, 2015 | History HD
    Original Title:Friendship crocodile with the person. The only case in the world! / Very touching / Premiere 2014 YouTube:Friendship Crocodile With The Person. The Only Case in the World! / Very Touching / Premiere 2014Watching this is truly worth your investment in time. This is truly one of a kind story and very difficult to understand. To watch how one 16 foot, one thousand pound, cold blooded reptilian killer bonds with a human and share a friendship, some sort of deeply personal bond for over twenty years is very hard to fathom. The scientist who did the reporting for History...
  • Golfer killed by 3.9-metre crocodile in South Africa’s Kruger National Park

    12/05/2014 5:22:07 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    National Post ^ | December 4, 2014
    the crocodile attacked van der Sandt while he was standing at waist height in the water and reaching below the surface to feel for golf balls on the bottom of the dam at about 10 p.m.. ... About 280 people have been attacked worldwide by crocodiles this year
  • Brutus the giant crocodile attacks shark in Australia

    08/06/2014 1:26:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    afp ^ | August 6, 2014
    Tourists in northern Australia have been left stunned by two fierce animals going head-to-head -- a massive saltwater crocodile wrestling with a bull shark in its jaws. ... Brutus, who is thought to be about 80 years old and is missing a front leg and most of his teeth, is well known in the area, and the Northern Territory News described the battle as "Jaws v Claws". Speculation is that the prospect of a fish dinner was tasty revenge for a croc that was thought to have lost his limb to one of the sharks who inhabit nearby waters. "But...
  • Crocodile Wedding: Mexican Town Mayor ‘Marries’ Reptile

    07/21/2014 4:19:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    Joel Vasquez Rojas, the mayor of San Pedro Huamelula, married the reptile – dressed in a white gown – at the city hall and then shared a dance in front of packed party of local residents. According to local tradition, the crocodile is a princess whose marriage to the town mayor will bring in an abundance of seafood for fisherman on the Pacific coast. ‘As young people, this means a lot,’ said local resident Eduardo Zarate 'It’s the greatest treasure our ancestors have left us.’ For safety, the crocodile’s jaw was wired shut for the day. ‘It is my wish...
  • UK Investigators: Crocodile Responsible for Plane Crash in the Congo

    07/13/2014 1:10:51 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Saturday, July 12, 2014 | David Harding
    Crocodile might be responsible for plane crash in the Congo: UK investigators • Only one person survived the crash — as did the toothy reptile, though it was killed with machetes by rescuers sifting through the plane's wreckage. A plane crash in the Democratic Republic of Congo that left 18 people dead may have been caused by a crocodile. The animal is thought to have climbed out of a hold midflight and spooked the crew and passengers. They all panicked and ran towards the cockpit, and the forward shift in weight may have caused the plane to plummet to the...
  • Crocodile Caught Wandering Around California Mall

    04/10/2014 7:37:48 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 10, 2014 | Yahoo! News
    Crocodile caught wandering around California mall ROSEVILLE, CA — Don't shed any tears for a crocodile that was captured wandering outside a pet store at a Northern California shopping mall. California Fish and Wildlife officials have taken custody of the croc, are feeding it rainbow trout and will likely donate it to a zoo. Police say the crocodile was apparently left outside the Roseville store by someone who didn't want it anymore. The animal had grown to 4-feet long, and its jaws had been wrapped shut with heavy-duty tape. There was a note identifying it as a Nile crocodile and...
  • Man-eating, one-ton crocodile caught in Uganda

    04/10/2014 8:29:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 10, 2014 | Chumley
    The giant reptile — which at 2,204 pounds is only 103 pounds shy of the world record — is blamed for eating four people in the Lake Victoria region.
  • Girl Mistakes Chameleon for Crocodile, Calls Police

    03/11/2014 2:39:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, March 10, 2014
    Abu Dhabi policewoman calms girl and assures her that there was nothing to fearA chameleon in a house garden scared a girl in Abu Dhabi, after she mistook it for a “crocodile”. She contacted Abu Dhabi Police via the Operations Room, and reported that a “crocodile” was found in the garden of her family’s house “sticking out its tongue”, and preparing to attack her, she told the police on the phone The police mobilised its force and made its way to the reported site, accompanied by the specialised authorities, where they discovered that the animal that was “sticking out its...
  • The Full Monty Python: Snake Devours a Crocodile… Whole

    03/03/2014 11:41:28 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Monday 3 Mar 2014
    Crocodiles have a fairly fearsome reputation in the wild, including via videos of them eating unsuspecting buffalo, fighting with sharks and even grappling with sharks. But this weekend it was time for another representative of the animal kingdom to fight back. Onlookers in Australia’s Outback were shocked to witness a 10ft snake, believed to be a python, strangle a crocodile for five hours and then devour it in one piece. ‘It was amazing,’ Tiffany Corlis told the BBC. ‘We saw the snake fighting with the crocodile – it would roll the crocodile around to get a better grip, and coil...
  • Some Crocodile Species can Climb Trees: Research

    02/12/2014 5:09:42 PM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    French Tribune ^ | 02/12/2014 | Raoul Girard
    The four tree-climbing species are Australian freshwater crocodiles, American crocodiles, Central African slender-snouted crocodiles and Nile crocodiles. ... The height up to which these species could climb depended on their size. As per the researchers, smaller crocodiles were able to climb more higher than the bigger ones. Some were able to climb four to five meters high. In addition to climb trees, earlier research on crocodilians, including crocodiles, caimans and alligators, revealed that they use tools like twigs and branches to trap birds. The reptiles hold a twig to gain attention of nesting birds towards itself. As soon as the...
  • Flesh-Eating Drug ‘Krokidil’ Hits Chicago Yet DEA, Liberals Remain Unaware

    10/12/2013 3:43:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | October 12, 2013 | John Ransom
    A designer street drug made in Russia has hit the Chicago area according to a drug rehab doctor in Joliet, Illinois. The doctor has said that he’s seen as many as three patients who are suffering extreme effects of the drug. Those effects include scaly lesions, rotting flesh, gangrene and, eventually, death. Some reckon the life expectancy of chronic users at two years. Made by combining codeine with gasoline and other toxics, Krokidil (Russian for crocodile) is many times more potent than morphine and three times more potent than heroin, with withdrawal symptoms beginning shortly after the one and a...
  • Jaguar Attacks Crocodile (SUPER VIKING KITTY)

    09/27/2013 1:30:45 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 60 replies
    Tough kitty!!
  • Eight-Foot Crocodile Found Under Bed

    09/18/2013 7:17:19 PM PDT · by Redcitizen · 21 replies
    Good Morning America- Yahoo news ^ | 09-18-2013 | Author Unknown
    A man in Zimbabwe got the surprise of his life when he discovered an eight-foot crocodile lying under his bed. Guy Whittall slept through the night at a Humani lodge, where he also works, without any idea what was lying beneath him. It was only after he got out of bed to eat breakfast and heard the screams of a housekeeper that he saw the crocodile.
  • Nude sun bathers bolt from Aussie beach to avoid crocodile

    09/12/2013 10:55:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    digital journal ^ | Sep 12, 2013 | Marcus Hondro
    A crocodile is not a creature you are likely to enjoy an encounter with at any time but having one come lunging out of the water when you're nude sunbathing is particularity unsettling. In Broome, Australia, a recent croc warning sent nudists scrambling. It happened Monday on Cable Beach in Broome, a tourist town in Western Australia some 1400 miles north of Perth. A crocodile about 4 metres long was spotted by life guards and by at least one swimmer. The alert went out and the clothes, and shoes, went on as the naked beat a hasty retreat. ... Australia's...
  • Golfer sues club after being attacked by crocodile in sand trap

    09/02/2013 7:46:07 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 53 replies
    upi ^ | Sept. 1, 2013
    NEW YORK, - A Long Island, N.Y., man filed suit against a Mexican golf resort after be lost two fingers to a crocodile after chipping out of a sand trap. Edward Lunger, 50, Holtsville, said he was grabbed by a croc that had been hiding in the nearby bushes and clamped down on his arm. Lunger told the New York Post the Iberostar Cancun Golf Club knew the croc was prowling around but did nothing more than hang some yellow tape around its hideout. "That means 'Grounds under repair' in America," said Lunger, who was rushed to a hospital where...
  • Crocodile Attack: Australian Camper Snatched From Muddy River

    08/25/2013 10:43:24 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 23 replies ^ | 25 August 2013 | Alastair Jamieson
    An Australian camper was missing and presumed dead after being snatched by a crocodile in front of onlookers as he swam across a river with a friend. Alcohol may have played a part in the decision to swim, Police said.
  • WATCH: Zoo keeper lucky to be alive after CROCODILE slams jaws shut on his head (Thailand)

    07/24/2013 9:02:39 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 12 replies
    Express ^ | 07/24/2013 | Owen Bennett
    A CROCODILE trainer was lucky not to be decapitated after one of the reptiles snapped its jaws shut on his head.
  • (Urban Legend Comes True!) Magdeburg Germany Waterworks Keeps Crocodile Mascot at Sewage Plant

    04/24/2013 7:55:25 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 4 replies
    The Local ^ | 23 Apr 13 | The Local
    Magdeburg waterworks keeps crocodile mascot Nearly 40 years ago, the African nation of Mali gave former East Germany a baby crocodile as a gift. Now, Theophila is over three metres long and lives in Magdeburg's water treatment plant where she has become a local legend. Theophila, a nile crocodile, arrived in the communist country as a thank you from the Malian town of Kayes for building its waterworks some four decades ago. Just 22 centimetres long, the boss of the Colbitz water plant at the time, Gunter Hellmann, never imagined she would still be paddling around today. “The African mentality...
  • Philippine town mourns largest captive crocodile

    02/10/2013 7:45:12 PM PST · by Redcitizen · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2-10-13 | Unknown AP writer
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The world's largest saltwater crocodile in captivity has died, sending villagers to tears in the backwater southern Philippine town that had started to draw tourists, revenue and development because of the immense reptile. The crocodile had been blamed for deadly attacks on people before it was captured in 2011 and sent to live at an eco-tourism park that was built to house the giant. The reptile quickly became a star attraction of marshy Bunawan, a far-flung town of 37,000 people in Agusan del Sur province about 515 miles (830 kilometers) southeast of Manila.
  • Crocodile eats boy, 12, as he swims with friends in Australia's second fatal attack within two weeks

    12/01/2012 11:48:36 PM PST · by george76 · 70 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1 December 2012 | Richard Shears
    Today’s attack was a chilling reminder of the day earlier in November when the seven-year-old girl was snatched by a saltwater crocodile 210 miles east of Darwin. ... Saltwater crocodiles, which can grow up to 25ft and weigh more than a ton, are plentiful in the Northern Territory... Crocodiles are protected in the Northern Territory and their numbers have increased steadily, resulting in a number of attacks on people, One man writing to the Northern Territory News today said: ‘This has got to stop – there are too many crocs. ‘Of course we need to use common sense when in...
  • Crocodile Attack: 'Human Remains' Found

    11/18/2012 9:36:54 AM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    sky ^ | 17 November 2012
    Australian authorities searching for a seven-year-old girl have found what appears to be human remains inside a 3m crocodile. An extensive search began at first light for the girl who was last seen swimming at the natural pool at an outstation about 210 miles (340km) east of the city of Darwin on Friday afternoon. The girl was swimming with other children and an adult at the time. "Witnesses have told police that a crocodile attacked the male adult before pulling the girl under water," ... Saltwater crocodiles, which can grow up to 7m (23ft) long and weigh more than a...
  • Giant Crocodile Breaks Size Record—Suspected in Fatal Attacks

    07/08/2012 3:52:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    National Geographic ^ | July 2, 2012 | Christine Dell'Amore
    Lolong beats previous record-holder by more than two feet.Lolong has hit the big time—at 20.24 feet (6.17 meters) long, the saltwater crocodile is officially the largest in captivity, the Guinness World Records announced recently. Suspected of attacking several people and killing two, the giant reptile was captured alive in the Philippines' Bunawan township (map) last September. (See pictures of Lolong's capture.) The Guinness listing is based on data by experts including crocodile zoologist Adam Britton, who measured the beast in his home, the new Bunawan Eco-Park and Research Centre. (Read more about Lolong's Guinness World Record listing.) Initially wary of...
  • Giant One-Ton Crocodile Enters Record Books

    07/02/2012 7:10:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    sky ^ | 01 July 2012
    The seven metre reptile was captured by villagers in the Philippines last year after a series of deadly attacks. Lolong weighs more than a ton, and has taken the top spot from an Australian crocodile which measured more than five metres, a Guinness World Records spokesman said. The giant reptile has been blamed for a number of deadly attacks in a remote area in the southern Philippines and was eventually caught in the remote town of Bunawan.
  • Florida seeks 'crocodile response agents'

    06/12/2012 4:25:49 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 22 replies
    upi ^ | June 11, 2012
    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is posting job openings for "crocodile response agents" in the Florida Keys. The commission said it will train the agents to investigate complaints about American crocodiles, finding alternatives to relocating the threatened crocodiles and taking care of the occasional carcass recovery, the Florida Keys Keynoter reported Monday. The posting says it prefers applicants with experience handling crocs, but officials said it is not required. "Since few people have extensive experience with alligators or crocodiles, that's not a prerequisite," said Lindsey Hord, the commission biologist in charge of South Florida's nuisance alligators and crocodiles....
  • Primeval Giant Among Giants (African Scientist find skull of 18,000 pound Dinosaur eating Crocodile)

    10/29/2001 11:47:01 AM PST · by umbra · 60 replies · 1,051+ views
    The crocodile was a silent stalker, as long as a school bus and weighing almost 18,000 pounds. It cruised the primordial rivers of what is now Saharan Africa, looking for unwary dinosaurs to eat."It was absolutely enormous, said a University of Chicago paleontologist, Paul Sereno, of the 8,165 kilogram creature. "There is nothing that would be able to handle that animal. It's like a torpedo of muscle five feet in diameter. (with body armour) The skull of the world's largest living crocdile looks like an hors d'oeuvre by comparison." In an age of giants 110 million years ago Sarcosuchus imperator ...
  • 'Crocodile Dundee' star Paul Hogan ends tax battle (only $156 million)

    05/02/2012 4:35:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/01/12
    'Crocodile Dundee' star Paul Hogan ends tax battleAssociated Press – Tue, May 1, 2012 SYDNEY (AP) — "Crocodile Dundee" star Paul Hogan has resolved his seven-year battle with Australian tax authorities over alleged unpaid taxes dating back to his first international hit movie in the 1980s. Hogan and his friend and producer John Cornell said through their lawyer, Andrew Robinson, on Monday that the pair had reached a settlement with tax authorities to resolve more than 150 million Australian dollars ($156 million) in alleged unpaid taxes and penalties.
  • New Species of Ancient Crocodile Ancestor of Today's Species Discovered by... Casey "Lefty" Holliday

    02/02/2012 6:16:32 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    University of Missouri ^ | Tuesday, January 31, 2012 | Brad Fischer
    "Aegisuchus witmeri or 'Shieldcroc' is the earliest ancestor of our modern crocodiles to be found in Africa," said Casey Holliday, co-researcher and assistant professor of anatomy in the MU School of Medicine. "Along with other discoveries, we are finding that crocodile ancestors are far more diverse than scientists previously realized." Shieldcroc is the newest discovery of crocodile species dating to the Late Cretaceous period, approximately 95 million years ago. This period is part of the Mesozoic Era, which has been referred to as the "Age of the Dinosaurs;" however, numerous recent discoveries have led to some scientists calling the era...
  • Bungee cord snaps above crocodile-infested waters

    01/08/2012 11:45:27 AM PST · by rawhide · 34 replies · 2+ views ^ | 1-8-12 | Philip Caulfield
    An Aussie daredevil has somehow survived after a cord snap during her bungee jump over the Zambezi River – sending her plunging into the crocodile-infested waters. Erin Langworthy plummeted 111m from the Victoria Falls bridge, on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia, on New Year’s Eve. The 22-year-old luckily survived the impact despite blacking out and was forced to swim through rapids populated with crocs – with her feet still tied. “It felt like I had been slapped all over,” the student told Australia's Channel 9 News. “I landed with my legs tied and then had to swim to the...
  • Obama Snaps Up Crocodile Insurance Down Under ... (and Michelle gets £30,000 if he's eaten)

    11/20/2011 1:29:04 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 18, 2011 | Emily Allen
    Obama snaps up crocodile insurance Down Under... (and Michelle gets £30,000 if he's eaten) By Emily Allen U.S. President Barack Obama snapped up an unusual gift on a visit to Australia this week - £30,000 worth of crocodile insurance. The official gift, worth about A$10 or just over £6, was given to mark his stopover in Australia's tropical north, home to some of the world's biggest and deadliest crocodiles. If he had been attacked and eaten during the visit his wife Michelle would have received a £30,000 pay-out. Mr Obama told about 2,000 U.S. Marines and Australian troops at the...
  • Obama insured against crocodiles in Australia

    11/15/2011 11:40:43 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 27 replies
    AFP ^ | Nov.15, 2011
    President Barack Obama is expected to receive a warm welcome in Australia Wednesday, but just in case the reception is wilder than expected a firm has offered him insurance against crocodiles. Obama will be the fifth president to visit close ally Australia, and his flying two-day visit will take in the staid capital Canberra as well as the Northern Territory town of Darwin, in the heart of "Crocodile Dundee" country. Local firm TIO has snapped up the opportunity to insure the high-profile visitor, issuing a him with a Crocodile Attack Insurance policy which will pay out Aus$50,000 (US$50,870) if the...
  • Crocodile Turns Bright Orange

    09/25/2011 3:41:34 AM PDT · by rawhide · 27 replies
    news, ^ | Sep 24, 2011 | Tim Wall
    Orange is the new green in crocodile style this season. Snappy, an 8-foot-2-inch crocodile, is sporting haute-couture orange skin and he's looking fabulous and feeling fine! But it's not really a fashion statement. It's a result of attacking the water filter of his enclosure at Roaming Reptiles animal park in Australia. "Snappy's pretty territorial and he attacked the filter one day, and a few weeks after that, I noticed he was orange," said owner Tracey Sandstrom in an interview with the Herald Sun. "It doesn't seem to have affected him at all. He's still got a healthy appetite, is normally...
  • Giant 21-Foot Crocodile Caught in Philippines [PHOTOS & VIDEO]

    09/07/2011 11:48:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    International Business Times ^ | September 6, 2011
    A giant 21-foot crocodile weighing in at about a ton was caught by a group of villagers in the Philippines, possibly making this the largest crocodile captured alive ever. The giant crocodile has been plaguing the town for years, as it reportedly attacked and killed a water buffalo last month according to witnesses and possibly a fisherman and child who have been missing since July. Villagers and veteran hunters of Bunawan, 515 miles southeast of the capital Manila, caught the crocodile after a hunt which lasted about three weeks. It took nearly 100 people to pull the 2,370 pound crocodile...
  • Villagers Pull 1-Ton Crocodile Out of Creek in Philippines (crikey!)

    09/05/2011 6:29:14 PM PDT · by max americana · 58 replies
    fox news ^ | sept 5, 2011 | Ass press
    Villagers Pull One-Ton Crocodile Out of Creek in Philippines Published September 05, 2011 AP MANILA, Philippines -- Villagers and veteran hunters have captured a one-ton saltwater crocodile which they plan to make the star of a planned ecotourism park in a southern Philippine town, an official said Monday. Mayor Edwin Cox Elorde said dozens of villagers and experts ensnared the 21-foot male crocodile along a creek in Bunawan township in Agusan del Sur province after a three-week hunt. It could be one of the largest crocodiles to be captured alive in recent years, he said, quoting local crocodile experts. Elorde...
  • Wild 21-ft croc biggest caught, but not the first nor the last[Philippines]

    09/05/2011 10:19:15 AM PDT · by Palter · 24 replies
    GMA News ^ | 06 Sept 2011 | Marlon Anthony Tonson
    The 21-foot, 600-kg seawater crocodile caught in Agusan del Sur may very well be the largest one captured but certainly not the first nor will it perhaps be the last one to be captured in the wild. Project director Ronald Nuer of the Bunawan Municipal Council said it took them 21 nights to snare the behemoth which, to the alarm of those who caught it, twice got out the restraining ropes before it was finally tied down after which it became overly “aggressive" three times. Nuer added that according to the Palawan Wildlife Conservation Center which helped capture the crocodile,...
  • Father tells how he fought off crocodile attack in waterhole (protecting his daughters)

    02/13/2011 1:36:58 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 17 replies ^ | 13th February 2011 | Samantha Healey
    A FATHER of three has told how he fought for his life with a 3m crocodile that dragged him under at a north Queensland waterhole. Weipa miner Eddie Sigai said he desperately kicked, punched and gouged the crocodile after it latched on to his left hand as he swam with his daughters Jennifer, 17, and Monica, 12, at Beening Creek last Saturday. "I thought to myself, this is it, I am dead," the 37-year-old told The Sunday Mail. "But it's surprising what you can do when all you can think about is the safety of your children. "It grabbed...
  • Phone keeps ringing in crocodile's tummy

    01/23/2011 7:41:36 AM PST · by Immerito · 40 replies
    MSNBC ^ | January 21, 2011 | Maria Danilova
    KIEV, Ukraine — The crocodile in "Peter Pan" happily went "tick-tock" after swallowing an alarm clock but a crocodile in Ukraine has been a little less fortunate. Gena, a 14-year-old crocodile at an aquarium in the eastern city of Dnipropetrovsk, has been refusing food and acting listless after eating a cell phone dropped by a woman as she tried to photograph him. Aquarium workers initially didn't believe Rimma Golovko, a new mother in her 20s, when she complained that the crocodile had swallowed her phone.
  • American kayakers say crocodile came from behind, ripping guide from his boat

    12/22/2010 7:00:05 AM PST · by Manic_Episode · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 21, 2010 | JEFF BARNARD
    For weeks, three kayakers exploring a series of rivers through the heart of Africa came together in a close formation designed to ward off hippo and crocodile attacks whenever they paddled the quiet green glides between thundering stretches of whitewater. The boaters — two Americans and a South African — traveled some 1,000 miles of river this way, through some of the densest concentrations of man-killing wildlife in the world. They were on a quiet stretch of the Lukuga River in Congo, paddling just 4 or 5 feet apart, when a crocodile slipped up from behind and ripped trip leader...
  • Kayaker killed by crocodile

    12/10/2010 9:44:12 AM PST · by drew · 48 replies · 3+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 12/10/2010 | Jenny gross
    Kayaker presumed dead after Congo crocodile attack By Jenny Gross - JOHANNESBURG | An acclaimed South African outdoorsman who was leading a kayaking expedition from the source of the White Nile into Congo was dragged from his craft by a crocodile as two Americans watched, horrified. The guide is presumed dead. The two Americans paddled to safety after the Tuesday morning attack on the Lukuga River in Congo. The International Rescue Committee helped evacuate the Americans to a nearby town after Tuesday's attack, said Ciaran Donnelly, the organization's regional director in the Central African country. The body of 35-year-old Hendrik...
  • Kayaker presumed dead after Congo crocodile attack

    12/09/2010 7:48:40 PM PST · by Newtoidaho · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12-9-10 | Jenny Gross
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — An acclaimed outdoorsman who wrote movingly about testing himself against nature is presumed dead after a crocodile snatched him from his kayak while he led an American expedition from the source of the White Nile into the heart of Congo. Two Americans being guided by 35-year-old South African Hendrik Coetzee on the grueling trip could only watch in horror. They paddled unharmed to safety after the Tuesday morning attack on the Lukuga River in Congo. The International Rescue Committee, which runs development projects in the Central African nation, helped evacuate the Americans to a nearby town, Ciaran...
  • Rare Pictures: Crocodile Attacks Elephant .

    11/13/2010 3:02:02 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 54 replies · 7+ views
    Although elephants are very unusual prey for Nile crocodiles, the 20-foot-long (6-meter-long) reptiles will occasionally ambush and take down large animals—including dozens of people annually, experts say.
  • Crocodile Blamed for Congo Air Crash

    10/21/2010 7:29:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thu, Oct 21, 2010
    A crocodile stashed in a duffel bag got loose on an airplane, frightened passengers and led to a crash that killed 20 people on board, according to an inquiry into the accident. The lone survivor of the crash in the Democratic Republic of Congo told the story to investigators, the U.K.’s Telegraph reported on Thursday. A British pilot was among the dead. The plane was on a routine domestic flight from the capital of Kinshasa to a regional airport in Bandundu when the bizarre tale unfolded on Aug. 25. An unnamed passenger had hidden the crocodile in a large duffel...
  • Man Hits Croc to Save Mate

    09/20/2010 9:22:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 2+ views ^ | September 21st, 2010 | NADJA HAINKE
    A TERRITORY man miraculously survived a croc attack after his mate punched the massive saltie. The NT News received several reports, saying the man was at the water's edge when the saltie - believed to be up to 4m long - launched at him and grabbed his leg. The newspaper was told the man had been shooting in the Adelaide River region and went down to the water to wash off his dogs when he was attacked. The paper has been told the croc appeared from its hidden vantage point underwater and tried to drag the man into the river....
  • Mob Torches Belize Crocodile Sanctuary

    09/20/2010 4:06:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    UPI ^ | Sept. 9, 2010
    An American couple says the crocodile preserve they ran in Belize was burned down by a mob of locals who were apparently inspired by a psychic. Vincent and Cherie Rose, formerly of Aspen, Colo., said about 100 angry Mayans stormed their compound in Punta Gora over the weekend after a local psychic told them the Roses had kidnapped two local children and fed them to the crocs. "I'm going to get a lawyer and sue the Mayan village that's responsible for destroying our lives and our not-for-profit crocodile sanctuary," Rose told the Aspen Times. The newspaper said Thursday that the...
  • MAN FIGHTS CROCODILE - Survives Attack by Poking Reptile's Eye ('No Me Never Panic')

    09/16/2010 1:22:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 1+ views
    The Jameica Star ^ | 9/16/2010
    Leonardo Thompson now has a swollen face and stitches to his left eye and thumbs, but he is thankful to be alive after he was attacked by a crocodile in Hell-shire, St Catherine, on Sunday morning. Thompson told THE STAR that "honestly, I thought I was going to die", after the crocodile, measuring about seven feet attacked him suddenly from behind, took aim at his head and pulled him with force under the water. As he recounted the incident, Thompson said initially, he thought he was attacked by a shark, but later realised that it was a crocodile. He said...
  • Monster Crocodile That Eats Cows

    09/11/2010 8:38:31 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 36 replies
    Internets ^ | 9/11/2010 | Internets
  • Grieving Florida dog owner warns of crocs

    07/16/2010 3:40:21 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 52 replies
    upi ^ | July 16, 2010
    CORAL GABLES, Fla.- A Florida woman whose dog was killed by a crocodile is urging the city of Coral Gables to put up warning signs for other pet owners along the canals. Adriana Salcedo, whose Jack Russell terrier was killed by a crocodile earlier this week, said she is going door-to-door collecting signatures on a petition. The petition asks city officials to install signs along the canals warning pet owners of the crocodiles' presence, WSVN-TV, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., reported Friday. Salcedo said she will deliver the petition to Coral Gables City Hall once she collects at least 100 signatures.
  • Australian bitten while trying to sit on crocodile

    07/14/2010 3:50:07 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 13 replies
    AP ^ | July 13, 2010 | AP
    <p>PERTH, Australia — A man ejected from a pub in Australia broke into a zoo and climbed onto the back of a crocodile named Fatso, which bit him on the leg but then let him go. Police said they're surprised the croc didn't inflict worse damage. The 36-year-old man, who police said had just been thrown out of a pub for being drunk, told officials he scaled the barbed wire fence surrounding the Broome Crocodile Park in remote northwest Australia on Monday night because he wanted to give the 16-foot Fatso a pat.</p>