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    4.7 meter Croc snatches NT man from boat.

    Police find remains of man taken by a crocodile in Kakadu National Park

    Police have found the remains of a man taken by a crocodile in front of his family in Kakadu National Park.
    The 62-year-old's remains were found inside a 4.7-metre long crocodile, which was shot dead by police. Police also shot a second crocodile during their search for the man, who was in a boat when he was attacked on a billabong, southwest of Cooinda, in the Northern Territory. It is understood his wife, son and daughter-in-law were with him on a camping holiday in the remote area and drove to Cooinda to raise the alarm on Saturday afternoon.
    It is believed the family, who have not been identified, are from Darwin and had previously camped in Kakadu.



    "I can only assume they are devastated," a Northern Territory police spokesman said. "The water is deep in this billabong...There is always the potential for a crocodile attack."
    The man and his family are thought to have been outside areas considered safe for tourists at the time of the attack. Water police and park rangers searched with spotlights for the man on Saturday night before restarting their search on Sunday morning. The man's remains were found about midday on Sunday.
    The attack occurred when the man was on board a boat outside crocodile-management zones patrolled by rangers, sources said. The family is thought to have launched their boat in waters about 90 minutes by road from the Cooinda tourist centre. It is believed that camping is banned in the area where the attack occurred.
    Nearby waters were opened to tourists on Saturday by rangers, after successive patrols found no crocodiles. Tourists are warned to beware crocodiles in any part of Kakadu. "I would encourage people to think carefully about their safety at all times," a police spokesman said.
    NT Minister for Parks and Wildlife Bess Price told the NT News newspaper on Saturday that her thoughts were with the family and friends of the missing man.
    A 12-year-old boy died in January after being attacked by a crocodile in the national park.
    Human remains were found near where the boy had been swimming with friends in a billabong west of Jabiru.
    A 15-year-old boy was also bitten but fought his way free during the attack.


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    Same river where tour boats teach crocs to jump by dangling meat from long sticks............

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    Shouldnt this be in the fish thread?

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    When did crocodiles get reclassified as fish?

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    There in the water the eat fish and unlucky fisherman good enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    thought to have been outside areas considered safe for tourists
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    when the man was on board a boat outside crocodile-management zones patrolled by rangers
    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    It is believed that camping is banned in the area where the attack occurred.
    I suppose the poor guy thought the crocs were harmless

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    Ive been up that way many time i would t go within
    50 meters of the water

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobo746
    50 meters of the water
    50 metres??? The fukers walk from there to Darwin then swim to Indonesia... 50 metres from the river - fuk me, I wouldn't camp within 500 metres of the river, even then I'd be inside a locked 4x4...

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    When did crocodiles get reclassified as fish?

    A 5 meter croc can classify itself as whatever the fuck it likes in my book.....

    I've seen a dead 5 meter croc, headline may as well say man taken by dinosaur..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    I've seen a dead 5 meter croc
    Call yourself an Australian??? I've seen an 8.6 metre dead croc... In Darwin.

    See these crocs and the 6 metre tiger sharks and great whites just make a double decker bus look small!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    I've seen a dead 5 meter croc
    Call yourself an Australian??? I've seen an 8.6 metre dead croc... In Darwin.

    See these crocs and the 6 metre tiger sharks and great whites just make a double decker bus look small!
    8.6 is a bit of a stretch, Sweetheart in the museum is 5.5, there are reports of some 6+ around various parts....

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    The beauty of living in oz
    Dont forget the spiders and snakes

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    when fishing and crabbing in the creeks of the gulf you need to be reading the banks and the water

    very few of the short legged , scally backed , long tailed , stubby snouted australian fighting dogs tiptoe into the water - you can guess how big the cnuts are by the width of the slide - and the males are territorial like a male taipan

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