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    ^By a long long way. Comparing fresh water crocs and gators to a big saltie is like comparing a poodle to a rabid rottweiler.

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    I agree with the Australian MP. Of course, it's still sad and
    A horrible way to die, but brought on by her own poor choice.

    RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    ^By a long long way. Comparing fresh water crocs and gators to a big saltie is like comparing a poodle to a rabid rottweiler.
    OK, cheers.

    So, if a fresh water croc is not hungry, is it possible to play wih it? At a distance of course.

    Can they outrun a human on land?

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    ^ Absolutely! We used to keep a pet croc as a pet when I was a child. I named it snapper.
    I remember fondly, my mum used to let me play with it in our yard. I used to ride snap up and down our street.
    Very docile animal, at least compared to my mum (she was a far more dangerous beast.

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    Sad story. Many of us do imbibe in a fair bit of drink here. It was a moment of bad judgement while on the piss. Sad indeed. What looks to be a very nice and well put together lady had to experience being consumed by a monster.

    My lady recently told me about how she cut across a local rail yard while on the piss to get to the local shopping mall. Gave me shivers to think of what could have happened. So glad I moved here into the city with me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Pizza
    So, if a fresh water croc is not hungry, is it possible to play wih it? At a distance of course.
    There are several species of freshwater croc, so I'm certainly not going to vouch for them all!
    But the one found in northern Australia, Johnstone's crocodile, is basically harmless as well as much smaller than the saltie, or estuarine crocodile- which is in fact the largest living reptile. I've swum with them quite safely, in Kakadu national park, stark nekkid with the ex-wife (Honeymoon)- they seemed to really only come out at night. Then again, wiki says they will bite when cornered- but who would be dumb enough to corner and pet a crocodile?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Pizza
    So, if a fresh water croc is not hungry, is it possible to play wih it? At a distance of course.
    There are several species of freshwater croc, so I'm certainly not going to vouch for them all!
    But the one found in northern Australia, Johnstone's crocodile, is basically harmless as well as much smaller than the saltie, or estuarine crocodile- which is in fact the largest living reptile. I've swum with them quite safely, in Kakadu national park, stark nekkid with the ex-wife (Honeymoon)- they seemed to really only come out at night. Then again, wiki says they will bite when cornered- but who would be dumb enough to corner and pet a crocodile?
    Ooh....ooh.... I know.
    Cold pizza.
    By the way Bsnub, you know this happened in Australia right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZdick1983 View Post
    ^ Absolutely! We used to keep a pet croc as a pet when I was a child. I named it snapper.
    I remember fondly, my mum used to let me play with it in our yard. I used to ride snap up and down our street.
    Very docile animal, at least compared to my mum (she was a far more dangerous beast.
    When it gets to a certain size then, you have to let it free into the wild.

    It reminds me of pet lions. When they are little they are cute and cuddly, but when they get bigger, they may think your food as instinct kicks in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Sad story. Many of us do imbibe in a fair bit of drink here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Pizza
    So, if a fresh water croc is not hungry, is it possible to play wih it? At a distance of course.
    There are several species of freshwater croc, so I'm certainly not going to vouch for them all!
    But the one found in northern Australia, Johnstone's crocodile, is basically harmless as well as much smaller than the saltie, or estuarine crocodile- which is in fact the largest living reptile. I've swum with them quite safely, in Kakadu national park, stark nekkid with the ex-wife (Honeymoon)- they seemed to really only come out at night. Then again, wiki says they will bite when cornered- but who would be dumb enough to corner and pet a crocodile?
    Cheers, sab.

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    ^ very true, CP.

    I still remember that sad day when we had to take snapper down to the local duck pond.
    Old snap was getting a bit too big for my cot, at 12 feet long.

    Mum used to sing snap and I, this crocodile lullaby to put us to sleep...

    O crocodile snap
    You've always been Dickie's best friend
    Protected him from harm with your bark and sharp teeth

    O crocodile snap
    Go to sleep my babies, in the morning
    You can play and eat small dogs and cats and stray children..

    Oh, how I miss snap...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Pizza View Post
    Can they outrun a human on land?
    According to Wikipedia, a salty can run at upto 29 kph.
    I doubt they could stay at top speed for long though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Pizza View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    ^By a long long way. Comparing fresh water crocs and gators to a big saltie is like comparing a poodle to a rabid rottweiler.
    OK, cheers.

    So, if a fresh water croc is not hungry, is it possible to play wih it? At a distance of course.

    Can they outrun a human on land?
    They have bitten a few people over the years...but that's it .... I jumped on a 6ft one once, he didn't bite

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