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Old July 10th, 2018, 11:51 PM   #1

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Giant croc capture after eight year hunt


Giant croc captured after eight year hunt

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Old July 11th, 2018, 02:41 PM   #2
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The crocodile, a male, was “removed” to “help prevent human interaction in the more populated areas,” the Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife said in a Facebook post.
Such a bland statement. Presumably 'human interaction' involves chomping, tearing, shredding, and crunching, at least. And that's just what the Australian would do. God knows how the croc would interact.
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I don't like the policy of "removing" large crocs, they should be left alone in their own natural habitat. Still, it's interesting that the population has revived. Some old book said the "saltwater crocodile has been shot out of northern Australian waters since the end of WWII."
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So who unties the last knot when it's freed?
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Old July 12th, 2018, 07:19 AM   #5

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That is a large croc , but it is not giant. I consider anything near or greater than 20 ft as giant.

Here is a giant:

Meet "Cassius", The Largest Crocodile In Captivity In The World (Photos) -

18 ft. and over claimed to weigh over 2000 lbs ( I wonder how they weigh it?)
Crikey! That is nearly two thirds the weight of the heaviest stallion, as well as the heaviest Asian wild bull (gaur), ever recorded, that I hv read about.
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Crikey! That is nearly two thirds the weight of the heaviest stallion, as well as the heaviest Asian wild bull (gaur), ever recorded, that I hv read about.
Steve Irwin would've wet himself.
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I don't like the policy of "removing" large crocs, they should be left alone in their own natural habitat. Still, it's interesting that the population has revived. Some old book said the "saltwater crocodile has been shot out of northern Australian waters since the end of WWII."

That was almost the case, but since conservation measures were introduced in the early 1970s their numbers have increased markedly, to the point they are no longer considered endangered. Of course they do snack on the odd human every now and then, especially since they are now living in fairly close proximity to humans in some places. This is why some crocodiles are captured and removed to a more remote location. Better than culling them as was done in the past.

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Steve Irwin would've wet himself.
Yeah, but it was a stingray that did him in.

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I always felt Steve Irwin was an embarrassment, and several naturalists and wildlife experts believed that his animal handling methods were unprofessional and dangerous.
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Giant croc captured after eight year hunt

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Somehow there seems to be a bit of an air of triumphalism in this. As if it were not only about removing the crocodile for safety reasons, but instead there was also some supposed glory involved.
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