Originally Posted by Moikel
Its official,tonights TV news largest croc in captivity Cassius 5 & a half meters over 100 years old they reckon.Thats about 17ft 9 inches after 12 foot its just to horrible to contemplate. 100% humidity over 100 f still not a reason to go swimming. Would prefer to fish in Alaska where the bears are above water& I can see them not a set of eyeballs amongst the lilypads. No shore fishing in the tropics.
If the following story is true, I would not be doing any chainsaw carving in OZ !!!
Crocodile steals chainsaw
Published: April 28, 2006 at 1:02 PM
DARWIN, Australia, April 28 (UPI) -- A 14-1/2-foot crocodile chased a worker up a tree in Australia's 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 crocodile's saltwater pen, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported.
Shappert says the crocodile, named Brutus, managed to grab 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," Shappert said.
"So he's missed Freddy and grabbed his chainsaw instead. ... He's swimming around with a large steel chainsaw hanging out of his mouth."
The clean-up effort was delayed while staff tried to win back the necessary machinery.
Although staff have now retrieved the chainsaw, the machinery has been written-off.
Brutus lost a few teeth during the ordeal, but was otherwise unharmed, the BBC reported.
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