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  • Man wrestles croc to rescue wife[Australia]

    04/03/2008 3:14:49 AM PDT · by BGHater · 25 replies · 80+ views
    BBC ^ | 03 Apr 2008 | Phil Mercer
    The crocodile locked its jaws around its victim's legs A woman has been rescued from the jaws of a saltwater crocodile in Australia after her husband jumped onto its back and forced it to flee. The attack took place in the Litchfield National Park near Darwin in Australia's Northern Territory. The crocodile lunged at its victim as she stood on the banks of a river, locking its jaws around her legs before trying to drag her into the water. Police have said the heroism of her husband almost certainly saved her. He leapt onto the large reptile's back, gouging...
  • Hillary’s Crocodile Tears in Connecticut

    02/06/2008 11:54:31 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 9 replies · 103+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | 2/5/08 | Jerry Zeifman
    I have just seen Hillary Clinton and her former Yale law professor both in tears at a campaign rally here in my home state of Connecticut. Her tearful professor said how proud he was that his former student was likely to become our next President. Hillary responded in tears. My own reaction was of regret that, when I terminated her employment on the Nixon impeachment staff, I had not reported her unethical practices to the appropriate bar associations. Hillary as I knew her in 1974 At the time of Watergate I had overall supervisory authority over the House Judiciary Committee's...
  • Reuters Pictures of the Year

    12/16/2007 10:52:29 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies · 133+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 11, 2007
    A crocodile at a zoo in the southern Taiwan city of Kaohsiung holds the forearm of a zoo veterinarian in between its teeth...
  • Aussie swimmer dives head-first into crocodile

    10/23/2007 3:51:06 PM PDT · by BGHater · 54 replies · 180+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 20 Oct 2007 | Nick Squires
    An Australian who went for a drunken dip in the sea got more than he bargained for when he dived into the jaws of a large crocodile. Matt Martin was camping alone near a beach in northern Queensland when he decided to go for a dusk swim, despite having drunk what he later admitted was "half a slab", or 12 cans of beer. When the 35-year-old construction worker dived into a wave, he butted heads with a submerged saltwater crocodile. "I thought I was dead. It was sort of like when you hit rocks but the rocks had give and...
  • No Faking It, Crocodile Tears Are Real

    10/05/2007 8:05:21 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 590+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 10-4-2007 | University of Florida
    Source: University of Florida Date: October 4, 2007 No Faking It, Crocodile Tears Are Real Science Daily — When someone feigns sadness they “cry crocodile tears,” a phrase that comes from an old myth that the animals cry while eating. An alligator weeps while eating at the Florida's St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park in spring 2006. University of Florida zoologist Kent Vliet shot the photo while observing alligators and caimans at the park in an attempt to determine the truth of the myth that crocodiles cry while eating. Five of the seven animals, close relatives of the crocodile, teared...
  • Evicted Crocodiles Can Find Their Way Home

    09/26/2007 6:06:29 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 102+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-26-2007 | Nick Squires
    Evicted crocodiles can find their way home By Nick Squires in Cairns Last Updated: 3:38pm BST 26/09/2007 Moving rogue crocodiles to remote areas free of people is all but useless because the reptiles have a highly developed homing instinct, Australian researchers have discovered. Scientists were astonished to find that relocated saltwater crocodiles swam up to 250 miles to return to the area where they had originally been trapped. Crocodiles can get a little upset if they're evicted. The findings, detailed yesterday in an online scientific journal, PLoS ONE, suggest that wildlife authorities’ strategy of relocating rogue crocodiles needs a radical...
  • Crocodile falls 12 floors in escape bid (Khenar, this is his 3rd attempt to escape)

    08/08/2007 11:24:11 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 394+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/8/07 | Reuters
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - A crocodile survived a fall from the 12th floor of a block of flats in Russia after making an escape bid through a window, emergency services said on Wednesday. Diving out of the window has become a habit for the crocodile, called Khenar, with concerned neighbours saying it was the third time he had used that method to flee, Moskovsky Komsomolets daily reported. The crocodile lost one tooth in the latest fall but was otherwise unscathed, said a spokeswoman for the emergencies ministry in the Nizhny Novgorod region of central Russia. "It seems the owner was not...
  • Human remains found inside killer croc(man-eater: 7 meter long, weighs 2 tons)

    06/03/2007 10:06:06 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies · 1,522+ views
    Borneo News ^ | 05/29/07
    Human remains found inside killer croc BINTULU (NST) - A crocodile believed to have attacked Sannga Megong, a worker at an oil palm plantation in Sungai Sebeba last month, was caught and killed by villagers here on Sunday. Human bones, hair and parts of a skull were found in the belly of the seven-metre long beast, which was caught in Sungai Similajau, about 100 metres from the location of the May 11 attack. A Sarawak Forestry Corporation spokesman, however, said it could not be confirm whether the crocodile was the one which attacked Sannga, 31. "We will send the bones...
  • Chinese Boy's Remains Found in Crocodile's Stomach

    04/23/2007 6:20:13 PM PDT · by CAWats · 26 replies · 1,106+ views
    Fox News ^ | 04.23.07 | CAWats
    BEIJING — A crocodile shot to death in south China during a search for a missing 9-year-old student was found to contain the child's remains, the official Xinhua News Agency said. The crocodile was shot Saturday in a park in Beihai, a city in the Guangxi region, by investigators looking for the missing child. Investigators confirmed that human remains found in the reptile were that of the student, the report said. The child, surnamed Liu, disappeared Friday after Liu and three other children climbed over the fence around a pool in the park that had been used to stage crocodile...
  • Gaza: Woman found with three crocodiles strapped to body

    03/26/2007 2:48:16 PM PDT · by Alouette · 22 replies · 542+ views
    YNet ^ | Mar. 26, 2007
    Guard at Rafah border crossing notice woman looking 'strangely fat,' body search reveals three small crocodiles underneath her robe Associated Press Published: 03.26.07, 18:22 / Israel News A woman was caught with three crocodiles strapped to her waist at the Gaza-Egypt border crossing after guards noticed that she looked "strangely fat," Officials said Monday. The woman's odd shape raised suspicions at the Rafah terminal in southern Gaza, and a body search by a female border guard turned up the animals, each about 20 inches long, concealed underneath her loose robe, according to Maria Telleria, spokeswoman for the European observers who...
  • Crocodile Hunter’s Daughter Likes Poisonous Snakes More Than Reporters

    01/30/2007 7:32:16 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 38 replies · 1,278+ views
    NewsBusters, Fox News ^ | 1/29/07 | Noel Sheppard
    I didn’t know that the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin’s daughter Bindi was such a media star. However, at a recent press conference at the National Press Club, the charming eight-year-old was asked: You’ve been doing all these interviews, right? All week long...How do reporters compare to like poisonous snakes? Bindi’s absolutely adorable response (video available here courtesy of our friend at Ms Underestimated): Um. I don’t want to offend anyone here. Okay? I really don’t want to offend anyone, but, um…Okay, so please, nobody be offended…I think I like poisonous snakes!
  • Seven-metre maneating crocodile shot dead[Papua New Guinea]

    01/15/2007 7:59:13 AM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 24 replies · 2,313+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 15 Jan 2007 | The Daily Telegraph
    A HUGE crocodile that killed a mother of four in Bougainville has been shot dead by police. The 7m animal was spotted on Friday near the mouth of the Tasui River where it seized Martina Tewei two weeks ago, Papua New Guinea's Post-Courier newspaper reported today. The newspaper said police used all the bullets in the magazine of an M16 rifle to kill the animal. It took an hour to die, and 30 men to lift it onto a truck, the Post-Courier said.
  • China zoo sells crocodile meat to raise money

    11/09/2006 5:31:57 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies · 453+ views
    AFP ^ | 11/07/06
    China zoo sells crocodile meat to raise money Tue Nov 7, 3:33 AM ET A crocodile zoo in south China's island province of Hainan has started selling its animals to local meat lovers in an effort to raise money, a zoo official has said. The Nantai Crocodile Lake Zoo, home to over 3,000 crocodiles, started the trade late last week, offering the exotic meat at 216 yuan (27 dollars) per kilogram, said Zheng Yi, the zoo's director. "So far we've managed to sell the meat of one or two crocodiles a day," Zheng told AFP by telephone. "If there is...
  • 300kg croc hauled from Darwin river

    11/06/2006 11:00:11 PM PST · by Dundee · 27 replies · 1,209+ views
    The Australian ^ | November 07, 2006
    <p>FIVE people were needed to haul a 300kg crocodile from a Northern Territory river popular with locals for water sports.</p> <p>The 3.7m male saltwater crocodile was dragged from Howard River at Howard Springs, about 40km south of Darwin, early today.</p>
  • Supersized saltie spotted again(Crocodile)

    09/08/2006 5:02:10 AM PDT · by Marius3188 · 12 replies · 1,005+ views
    News.com.au ^ | 08 Sep 2006 | Greg McLean
    A CROCODILE believed to be the biggest known specimen in the world has returned to a popular Territory fishing spot. Dozens of tourists were treated to a rare sighting of the super-sized saltie, estimated to measure at least 6m long, on a boat tour of Corroboree Billabong. Tour guide Ted Jackson, who operates Wilderness 4WD Safaris, spotted the saltie on the banks of the Mary River two months ago - but did not see it again until Sunday. "He is without a doubt the largest-known living crocodile I've ever seen or heard of," he said. "We were just 2m from...
  • Irwins turn down state funeral (Official)

    09/06/2006 11:47:23 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 42 replies · 1,316+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 7 September 2006
    CROCODILE Hunter Steve Irwin's family say they have formally declined a state funeral and will hold a private service within the next seven days. Irwin's father Robert Irwin today also said a memorial service would be held in honour of his son within the next two weeks at an undecided location. Mr Irwin said the family had decided to hold a private funeral for family and close friends only. On behalf of the grief-stricken Irwin family, Mr Irwin read the details from a written statement to a media throng outside the family's wildlife park Australia Zoo on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.
  • Feminist Greer slams Steve's antics (Germaine Greer Happy that Steve Irwin is Dead)

    09/05/2006 12:21:56 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 109 replies · 7,642+ views
    News.Com.Au ^ | September 6, 2006 | Fiona Hudson
    Feminist Greer slams Steve's antics By Fiona Hudson in London September 06, 2006 01:00am Article from: The Daily Telegraph AS glowing tributes and praise for Steve Irwin filled newspapers and television screens around the world, fellow Australian Germaine Greer launched a distasteful tirade on the much-loved Crocodile Hunter yesterday. Most London papers carried sympathetic news articles, features, columns and obituaries mirroring the disbelief felt in Australia. But Greer launched a scathing attack on Irwin, declaring "the animal world has finally taken its revenge". In her column in The Guardian newspaper, Greer said the wildlife warrior displayed the "sort of self-delusion...
  • Irwin family offered state funeral (Australia Honours the Crocodile Hunter)

    09/04/2006 7:19:21 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 90 replies · 3,549+ views
    The Australian ^ | 9/5/2006 | n/a
    Irwin family offered state funeralSTEVE Irwin will get a state funeral if that's what his family wants, Queensland Premier Peter Beattie says. The 44-year-old media personality and environmentalist died yesterday when a stingray barb punctured his heart while he was filming a nature documentary off the coast of Port Douglas in north Queensland.... Asked if his government would honour Irwin with a state funeral, Mr Beattie replied: "We will honour Steve Irwin in whatever way his family wants." But first it was important to let his wife Terry and two young children, who recently returned to Queensland from Tasmania, deal...
  • Crocodile Hunter; Steve Irwin killed by stingray

    09/04/2006 4:48:08 AM PDT · by libstripper · 58 replies · 2,822+ views
    MSNBC ^ | September 4, 2006 | Associated Press
    CAIRNS, Australia - Steve Irwin, the hugely popular Australian television personality and conservationist known as the “Crocodile Hunter,” was killed Monday by a stingray while filming off the Great Barrier Reef. He was 44. Irwin was at Batt Reef, off the remote coast of northeastern Queensland state, shooting a segment for a series called “Ocean’s Deadliest” when he swam too close to one of the animals, which have a poisonous bard on their tails, his friend and colleague John Stainton said.
  • World's largest crocodile lives in Orissa

    06/19/2006 12:43:01 AM PDT · by Marius3188 · 22 replies · 30,767+ views
    Moneycontrol.com ^ | June 16, 2006 | Moneycontrol.com
    A 23-feet giant Estuarine crocodile in Orissa has been crowned the world's largest, officials said on Friday, Reuters reports. The reptile, named Baula Kumbhira (crazy crocodile), lives in Bhitarkanika sanctuary and has entered the Guinness Book of World Records, said SC Mohanty, a top wildlife official. Three other Estuarine crocodiles at the sanctuary, all measuring over 19-feet, also find a mention on the Guinness website. The sanctuary is home to 1,462 crocodiles. "There could be bigger crocodiles living in Australia and in the Nile in Africa, but this one's size has been authenticated," said Rathin Banerjee, an expert in crocodile...
  • Aussie chainsaw croc runs amok

    04/28/2006 8:04:14 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 47 replies · 1,080+ views
    BBC News ^ | 04/28/06
    Aussie chainsaw croc runs amok   Saltwater crocs are known to attack boats with outboard motors A crocodile in northern Australia has chased a storm-clearance worker up a tree and made off with his chainsaw.The 4.4m (14.5ft) saltwater crocodile called Brutus apparently took exception to the noise of the saw. The worker was clearing a tree that fell on the crocodile enclosure at the Corroboree Park Tavern, 80km (50 miles) east of the northern city of Darwin. Brutus chewed on the chainsaw for 90 minutes, reducing it to pieces. Neither man nor beast was injured. Northern Australia has an...
  • Crocodile steals man's chainsaw

    04/27/2006 9:13:57 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 7 replies · 256+ views
    A 4.4-metre crocodile has chased a man up a tree in the Northern Territory while the man was cleaning-up debris left by cyclone Monica. The owner of the Corroboree Park Tavern, Peter Shappert, says the man was trying to remove a tree that had fallen against the saltwater crocodile pen. Mr Shappert says the crocodile, named Brutis, managed to take possession of the chainsaw the man was using. "He's been a bit upset with the noise, so he's come shooting out of the pond, run up the tree and tried to grab Freddy the chainsaw man," he said. "So he's...
  • Hunter survives crocodile attack

    02/06/2006 11:29:24 PM PST · by Tyche · 5 replies · 407+ views
    CNN ^ | 06 Feb 2006 | CNN
    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- A human chain of villagers pulled a hunter from the jaws of a man-eating crocodile in northeastern Zimbabwe, state media reported Monday. Letikuku Sidumbu, 32, was attacked by the crocodile while trying to cross the swollen Mubvinzi River in the Goromonzi district, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) east of Harare, during an early morning hunting expedition with his uncle. As the crocodile clenched its jaws on his right arm, a human chain of villagers tugged him from its grip in a struggle that also left him with a broken leg and chest and stomach injuries, Sidumbu...
  • Leaping Crocodile Slams Into Car

    02/02/2006 6:28:23 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 19 replies · 680+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 2/2/06
    Leaping Crocodile Slams Into Car 25 minutes ago SYDNEY, Australia - This was an auto accident with a difference. A 6.5-foot saltwater crocodile leapt out of a roadside culvert and slammed into the side of a passing car, authorities said Thursday. The crocodile died in the collision and was given to local Aborigines, who ate it, said Garry Lindner, crocodile management officer at the Kakadu National Park in northern Australia. "It was probably startled and it just leaped in the wrong direction once it heard the vehicle coming," Lindner said. "The driver barely had time to respond and the (crocodile)...
  • The FReeper Foxhole's TreadHead Tuesday - LVT Landing Vehicle, Tracked - Aug. 23rd, 2005

    08/22/2005 9:55:02 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 85 replies · 5,765+ views
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  • Crocodile blood may yield powerful new drugs

    08/18/2005 5:27:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies · 824+ views
    Yahoooooo! ^ | 8/17/2005 | Michael Perry
    By Michael Perry Tue Aug 16,10:33 AM ET SYDNEY (Reuters) - Scientists in Australia's tropical north are collecting blood from crocodiles in the hope of developing a powerful antimicrobial drugs for humans, after tests showed that the reptile's immune system kills HIV. The crocodile's immune system is much more powerful than that of humans, preventing life-threatening infections after savage territorial fights that often leave the animals with gaping wounds and missing limbs. "They tear limbs off each other and despite the fact that they live in this environment with all these microbes, they heal up very rapidly and normally almost...
  • Giant Caiman Makes a Splash at L.A. Lake

    08/16/2005 11:04:27 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies · 603+ views
    AP - Yahoo ^ | August 16, 2005
    LOS ANGELES - Park visitors have gone from feeding ducks and fish to nourishing a scaly green creature more likely found in Amazonian swamps than a Los Angeles lake — a giant crocodile-like caiman. Since a gardener spotted it last Friday, people have tried to glimpse the 200-pound reptile wading and sunbathing at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park. Like many Angelenos, the animal is an immigrant who is quickly adopting to its new home. It has already acquired, for example, a nickname matching its Latin American roots and its penchant for tortillas tossed by visitors: Carlito.
  • Crocodile blood may yield powerful new antibiotics

    08/16/2005 7:22:55 AM PDT · by Sax · 16 replies · 789+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8/16/05 | Michael Perry
    Crocodile blood may yield powerful new antibiotics By Michael Perry Tue Aug 16, 1:05 AM ET SYDNEY (Reuters) - Scientists in Australia's tropical north are collecting blood from crocodiles in the hope of developing a powerful antibiotic for humans, after tests showed that the reptile's immune system kills the HIV virus. The crocodile's immune system is much more powerful than that of humans, preventing life-threatening infections after savage territorial fights which often leave the animals with gaping wounds and missing limbs. "They tear limbs off each other and despite the fact that they live in this environment with all these...
  • Jaws Versus Jaws (Nature's Most Fearsome Beasts Square Off: Croc vs. Bull Shark)

    08/08/2005 1:32:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies · 5,352+ views
    THIS was the astonishing real-life moment when two of nature's most dangerous predators clashed in a fight to the death. In a violent struggle, captured by a mystery photographer, a hungry crocodile stalked and then attacked this shark on a northern Australian mud flat. Territory ranger and croc catcher Tom Nichols said this week that he had never seen anything like it. "I've seen crocs with barra or other fish in their jaws, but never a shark," Mr Nichols said. The unknown photographer took three stunning photos within seconds of each other as the croc savaged the shark. Crocs are...
  • 'Darth Gator' killer in limbo

    07/11/2005 9:02:56 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 651+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | Jul 10, 2005 | MARK HOLMBERG
    A week after a reptile slaying in Chesterfield County, it remains unclear whether the fisherman who reportedly clubbed it to death will feel the bite of the Endangered Species Act. Max Belle, the angler in question, hasn't even been told by federal game officials if the deceased reptile was indeed on the protected-species list, said his lawyer, David Baugh. "If the government takes this long to determine whether or not it is a protected species, I wonder why they would expect a common, ordinary citizen to make this differentiation," Baugh said Friday. "How is someone supposed to know the difference...
  • Crocodile seized in Oslo (Norway)

    04/12/2005 2:04:38 PM PDT · by franksolich · 23 replies · 535+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | April 12, 2005 | Per Annar Holm
    Crocodile seized in OsloPolice captured a crocodile in the capital on Monday. The young Nile crocodile was over a meter (39.3 inches) long and was being kept in violation of exotic animal regulations.Norway's Food Safety Authority and police went into action in Ulven and confiscated the animal, which they said behaved "aggressively" during the "arrest".Preliminary checks indicate that the apprehended reptile is a Nile crocodile, which can grow up to five meters (16.5 feet) in length. The owner of the apartment where the croc was living has been charged with illegally keeping exotic animals."This is definitely a lively specimen with...
  • Police bungle puts deadly croc in swimming hole

    03/18/2005 4:01:51 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 6 replies · 462+ views
    AFP ^ | 3-17-05
    Police bungle puts deadly croc in swimming hole Thu Mar 17,10:47 PM ET Offbeat - AFP SYDNEY (AFP) - Wildlife authorities in Australia were hunting for a saltwater crocodile after police found the ferocious reptile in a home and released it near a popular swimming hole, thinking it was a relatively harmless freshwater croc, national radio reported. A woman in the small northwestern town of Kununurra called police after finding the crocodile taped up in her laundry, unaware that it was being stored there by her son's friend, who is a licensed catcher, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) reported. Police...
  • Osama, terror of Lake Victoria, is caught at last

    03/13/2005 4:13:07 AM PST · by propertius · 36 replies · 3,191+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 13 March, 2005 | Adrian Blomfield
    Osama the crocodile, the terror of Lake Victoria and reputedly the world's most prolific man-eater, is staring blankly at the concrete wall of his new home, his expression suggestive of deep depression. Only two weeks ago he was feasting on the remains of a 12-year-old boy, the 83rd victim from Luganga village he had dragged to his lair on the papyrus banks of Africa's largest lake. Osama the killer crocodile is loaded onto a truck Last Monday, however, a beast once thought to be charmed, if not immortal, was finally captured by 50 local men and wildlife officials after a...
  • Uganda Nabs 16-Foot-Long, Man-Eating Croc

    03/08/2005 2:22:25 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 65 replies · 3,262+ views
    Uganda Nabs 16-Foot-Long, Man-Eating Croc KAMPALA, Uganda (Reuters) - A 5-meter-long (16 ft) crocodile said to have eaten more than 80 people has been caught alive in Uganda and transferred to a sanctuary, officials said Tuesday. The giant beast -- weighing about a ton-- was captured by wildlife experts who spent three nights camping in the bush before locating their target. Residents told local media the crocodile killed 83 people over the last two decades, mostly fishermen plying their trade on Lake Victoria off the shores of Bugiri district. "Much as the residents of Luganga wanted to kill the reptile...
  • Ancient Crocodile Found in Australia

    02/23/2005 11:38:15 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 89 replies · 1,817+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Feb. 23, 2005 | Reuters
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - A new species of crocodile which lived 40 million years ago has been discovered in tropical Australia, filling a gap in the evolution of the prehistoric-looking crocodile, researchers said on Thursday. Two nearly complete skulls and a lower jaw of a new species of crocodile that belonged to a group called Mekosuchinae were unearthed by miners in the northern state of Queensland, said Australia's Monash University researcher Lucas Buchanan. "There is a big gap from about 30 to 60 million years ago of which we have no clue, except for these guys," Buchanan told Reuters on Thursday....
  • Crocodile clears Darwin swimming pool

    01/31/2005 4:52:24 AM PST · by Kennesaw · 9 replies · 767+ views
    ABC News Online ^ | 1-3-2005 | ABC News Online
    Crocodile clears Darwin swimming pool A one-metre salt water crocodile has been found swimming in a public pool in Palmerston, south of Darwin. Swimmers discovered the young male saltie lurking amongst them at Palmerston Leisure Centre's olympic-size pool this morning. After a quick exodus from the water, police and Parks and Wildlife staff were called in. Clay Smith, from the parks service, says the crocodile was placid and seemed in poor health, making him easier to catch. Mr Smith says swimmers were not in much danger. "He'd be dangerous if you grabbed him, he might cause some lacerations in your...
  • One Huge Crocodile

    01/25/2005 8:50:25 AM PST · by Calpernia · 64 replies · 6,002+ views
    Bruce R. Dwyer Fort Sill, OK ^ | January 25, 2005 | Calpernia
    This crocodile was on the beach in front of the Petroleum club, Plage Sportive in Pointe Noire (Republic of Congo) . 21 FT long, 4,500 lbs, around 80 years old minimum. Specialists said that he was looking to eat humans because he was too old to catch animals. For the past few months in some villages close to Pointe Noire people were complaining that some people in their villages have been disappearing, could be this crocodile? This crocodile was killed by the army last Sunday at 3:00 pm, currently he is in the freezer at the Azur hotel.
  • 'Croc saved me from tsunami'

    01/11/2005 5:17:28 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 36 replies · 1,673+ views
    ananova ^ | 1-11-04
    Ananova: 'Croc saved me from tsunami' A Sri Lankan pensioner claims he was saved from the tsunami by a crocodile which nudged him back to shore. Upali Gunasekera says the estuarine crocodile was one which regularly visited the garden of his house in Matara. Mr Gunasekera was strolling in the garden, which overlooks a river and the sea, when the tsunami struck and was washed away. He clutched a floating stool with one hand and a chair with the other and managed to stay afloat until a wave knocked them from his grip. That was when he saw what he...
  • Man Accused Of Having Croc Sues Greenwich For $30M

    01/07/2005 6:21:39 AM PST · by Ellesu · 11 replies · 567+ views
    wnbc.com ^ | 01/07/05
    GREENWICH, Conn. -- A Greenwich man says in a $30 million lawsuit against town police that officers violated his constitutional rights when they arrested him for allegedly keeping a crocodile in his home. Gary Ryder, 50, filed the lawsuit earlier this week in U.S. District Court in Hartford, claiming police entered his home without a warrant and later attempted to blackmail him by saying they had photographs of the reptile in his home. Ryder was charged in September with illegal possession of a reptile and risk of injury to a minor. His case is pending. Police Chief James Walters said...
  • Giant croc had me by the head (Aussie teen reasserts his place on the food chain)

    12/15/2004 2:35:16 AM PST · by Stoat · 9 replies · 955+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | December 15, 2004 | FRANK THORNE
      Survivor ... Drewe Ramsden escaped crocodile attack   Giant croc had me by the head From FRANK THORNE in Sydney A SHAKEN lad told yesterday how a frenzied crocodile gripped his head in its jaws. Drewe Ramsden, 18, had just bent down to freshen his face in a river when the beast pounced. The attack happened in a basin named Lake Placid — ironically the name of a Hollywood movie about a man-eating croc. The teenager, who was drinking with pals at night in Cairns, Australia, did not notice as the 8ft crocodile swept towards him, pushing a...
  • Boy dies saving friend from crocodile

    04/04/2004 2:23:40 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies · 157+ views
    IOL ^ | 4/4/4 | Sibusiso Ngalwa
    Lying on a hospital bed with a bandaged leg and arm, devastated nine-year-old Siyabonga Msomi cannot help but remember how his best friend died while rescuing him from the jaws of a crocodile. He owes his life to brave Themba Nhlebela, 10, who died when the crocodile turned on him after he rescued Siyabonga from the crocodile’s grip. The boys were swimming in the Nseleni River in the Ndlov’yangena area in Mpevu near Empangeni. Recovering from the tragedy at Ngwelezane Hospital in Empangeni, Msomi told how he, Nhlebela and their friends had been sent home on Tuesday last week,...
  • Irwin Takes Baby to Crocodile Feeding

    BRISBANE, Australia - Crocodile hunter Steve Irwin took his month-old son to his first croc feeding on Friday, offering the reptile a chicken with one hand and holding the baby in the other. With a capacity crowd looking on, Irwin dangled a dead chicken before the 13-foot crocodile named Murray, which snapped up the offering. Irwin's tiny son Bob looked on from his other arm. "He's one-month-old, so it's about time Bob got out there and did his first croc demo," the Australian celebrity told the crowd at his Australian Zoo. Irwin's wife Terri, who gave birth to her second...
  • 'Crikey,' Steve Irwin's baby in croc shocker -

    01/02/2004 11:49:58 AM PST · by UnklGene · 70 replies · 417+ views
    Herald Sun - Australia ^ | January 3, 2003 | Christine Caulfield
    'Crikey,' Steve Irwin's baby in a croc shocker - Christine Caulfield - 03jan04 STEVE Irwin sparked outrage yesterday when he held his baby son a metre from the mouth of a crocodile at his Queensland zoo. Child advocates branded the Crocodile Hunter reckless for holding one-month-old Bob while feeding the giant crocodile a dead chicken. Wife Terri looked on as Irwin then "walked" Bob to the crocodile pool at his Sunshine Coast wildlife park as the 4m reptile, named Murray, lurked nearby. Irwin defended the stunt, saying the baby was never in danger. "This kid has to grow up to...
  • Australian crocodile expert hopes to catch rogue reptile in Hong Kong (Steve Irw-annabe Alert)

    11/14/2003 12:29:38 PM PST · by presidio9 · 5 replies · 128+ views
    AP ^ | Fri, Nov 14, 2003
    An Australian crocodile expert failed on his first night Friday to catch a rouge croc that has outwitted Hong Kong officials for almost two weeks. Croc hunter John Lever told reporters he caught glimpses of the 1.2-metre reptile from his small boat and even touched it with his hand before the beast disappeared in a murky creek. The Australian spent more than three hours sitting in the boat and scouring the creek with a light before deciding to give it up for the night. The crocodile has become a local media sensation after Hong Kong officials tried in vain to...
  • Crocodile attacks hunter in Australia

    11/02/2003 8:06:02 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 32 replies · 443+ views
    ap ^ | 11-2=03
    Crocodile attacks hunter in Australia The Associated Press 11/2/2003, 10:43 p.m. ET DARWIN, Australia (AP) — A 10-foot saltwater crocodile attacked a hunter in the Australian Outback and clamped its jaws around his leg, releasing him only after the man's aunt punched the reptile in the snout, according to a report Monday. The victim, 19-year-old Manuel Pascoe, was returning from hunting geese Saturday night when the crocodile, possibly attracted by blood from the dead birds, lunged from a creek and tried to drag the man into the water, The Northern Territory News reported. Other members of the hunting party grabbed...
  • Spokane teen killed by crocodile in Zimbabwe

    08/08/2003 6:46:54 AM PDT · by bedolido · 60 replies · 1,207+ views
    NW Cable News ^ | 08/06/03 | Staff Writer
    SPOKANE – Spokane students are mourning after they learned one of their classmates was killed by a crocodile. Katy Reeves, a 17-year-old Spokane student, was attacked while vacationing in Zimbabwe with her family at Mana Pools National Park. Reeves was with her parents and a sister when the attack happened. No details were immediately available, but Peter Witherspoon, a family friend, said Jack Reeves, the girl’s father, briefly called over a satellite phone and asked him to break the news to their other two daughters who had remained in Spokane. Katy Reeves was going to start her senior year at...
  • Suspect Escapes Jail, Is Eaten by Crocodile

    06/21/2002 8:38:53 AM PDT · by Pern · 33 replies · 310+ views
    Reuters via iWon.com ^ | June 21, 2002 | Reuters
    PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - A 28-year-old Panamanian accused of killing a judge was eaten by a crocodile as he swam across a river after escaping from prison, police said on Thursday. Oswaldo Martinez, accused of murdering judge Harmodio Mariscal on June 5 during a failed robbery in Panama City, was captured last week by police after fleeing to neighboring Costa Rica. After being held in custody in Costa Rica, Martinez broke out of jail at the weekend and was aiming to reenter Panama through the dense jungle that divides the two Central American countries. Martinez was eaten alive by the...