We're not the top of the food chain

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We're not the top of the food chain

Postby kingofnobbys » Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:29 pm

They grow to upwards of 6m long.
They are known to take horses, cattle, full grown wild pigs (boars) , full grown buffalo and kill them in seconds.
You can't out swim them, you can't outpace them ( by running ) , they can leap out of the water by 2 -3m to pull you off the tree branch, off the creek / billabong bank / jetty, out of a boat, you can't outwait them ( they'll just wait for you to fall off the branch when you are starving or too dehydrated to hold on, or fall asleep ) , and their skin is like armour , and they will stalk their target.
They are known to take prey when in the water and also on land.
They fear nothing and no one.

Esterine Crocs are the one creature it's wise to fear when camping, travelling, swimming and fishing north of Bundaberg , north of Karratha . They fear nothing and no one.

Authorities confirm human remains found inside crocodile believed to be missing fisherman Andrew Heard
Human remains have been found inside a four-metre crocodile believed to have fatally attacked a 69-year-old man in far north Queensland last week, authorities have confirmed.

A necropsy was performed on the 4.2-metre crocodile after it was caught and euthanised yesterday.

A specialist examined the animal and found human remains inside it.

Police are now preparing a report for the coroner.

Andrew Heard was last seen on Thursday afternoon after he set off in his 2.5-metre dinghy, headed toward the north-west side of Hinchinbrook Island, north of Townsville.

His wife alerted authorities that evening when he failed to return to their yacht and was not responding to her via radio.

Mr Heard's dinghy was found capsized and damaged in the early hours of Friday morning during an aerial and water search around the island.

The crocodile was found close to where the Mr Heard's boat was discovered.

Police said experts who examined the dinghy determined it was highly likely a crocodile had been involved.

The Department of Environment and Science (DES) found human remains in the area on Friday night but the crocodile was not located until Saturday.

In a tweet, DES said: "Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time following confirmation from [Queensland police] that the crocodile captured yesterday is believed to be the animal involved in the disappearance of a man."

"A necropsy was completed overnight."

The police investigation into the fatal attack is continuing.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-02-14/ ... d/13153762
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Re: We're not the top of the food chain

Postby Claudiusx » Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:58 pm

*reads title*

*knows this is going to be about something in Australia before I even see the forum section*

Yup... Knew it LOL!

I think you can recreate this thread about 1000 times each time with a different monstrosity out of Australia :lol: :mrgreen:

In all seriousness, that's an unfortunate story. I feel bad for the wife. At least the man died presumably doing what he loved.

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Re: We're not the top of the food chain

Postby kingofnobbys » Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:45 am

Yep , we've got some deadly critters here.

Thing about esterine crocs is their territory is moving south as the climate warms , last year some wild esterine crocs were discovered in a suburban mangrove creek not far from Brisbane CBD.
At the time they were dismissed as released / escaped "pets".

Thing is here in AU a wild life keepers' permit that will allow you to keep esterine crocs is very restricted and very difficult to obtain. Very few have been issued .
CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
Puff (RIP 10Dec15),Rex (RIP 16Mar17),Toothless (RIP 26Nov17).Peppa (RIP 22Mar19).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : , Fluffy (F) rescued injured by lawnwacker 14Nov17, Gutzy (F) rescued 27Sep19 - RIP 3Aug20 (est 12 yo), Wriggles (F) - injured rescue, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16 old age. Lucky juvenile (M) - cat attack rescue (lost r-eye, broken r-lower jaw), fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
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