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  • Crocodile Attacks and Kills 55 Year Old Fisherman in Indonesia

    04/30/2020 12:53:34 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The Thaiger ^ | 30-04-2020 | Anukul
    A crocodile was hunted and killed after it attacked and ate a 55 year old fisherman. Reports reveal that villagers at Riau province Indonesia, on the central eastern coast of Sumatra facing the Strait of Malacca, got together to help to catch the crocodile. When the crocodile was eventually captured and killed, the villagers then cut open the crocodile’s belly to confirmed if it had eaten the victim. follow us in feedly A crocodile was hunted and killed after it attacked and ate a 55 year old fisherman. Reports reveal that villagers at Riau province Indonesia, on the central eastern...
  • Large crocodile found in Ohio creek while children played nearby

    08/20/2019 10:37:45 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    UPI ^ | By Ben Hooper
    ug. 16 (UPI) -- A 7-foot crocodile was found swimming in an Ohio creek while about 16 kids from a local church group were playing in the water nearby. Rick Turnbull, an instructor with Hilltop Equestrian Center, said the children, first- through sixth-graders, were playing in Bantas Fork Creek when one of the adults supervising the group spotted a shadow in the water. The adults quickly got the children out of the water and the adults then got a clear look at the crocodile lurking 20 feet away. Turnbull said the crocodile swam right up to the bridge where the...
  • Pennsylvania drug bust seizes crack, heroin — and crocodile...

    02/15/2019 11:45:06 PM PST · by caww · 15 replies
    nydailynews ^ | 2/16/2019 | By STORM GIFFORD
    A Pennsylvania drug bust netted three suspects, over $5,000 in cash, crack-cocaine, heroin, a substance believed to be fentanyl — and a four-legged critter. “Drug dealers will do just about anything to project an image of danger in order to protect their drugs and cash,” said Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan. “Some drug dealers use pit bulls or snakes. These drug traffickers kept an alligator in the house. But at the end of the day, the police seized their drugs and money, and the alligator is headed to the zoo.”
  • (Pet) Crocodile mauls woman to death in Minahasa

    01/17/2019 8:18:50 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 22 replies
    Jakarta Post ^ | Wed, January 16, 2019 | staff
    An Indonesian woman has been mauled to death by a huge pet crocodile on the island of Sulawesi, officials said Wednesday. Deasy Tuwo, the head of a laboratory at a pearl farm in Minahasa in North Sulawesi, was killed by the 4.4-meter (14-foot) reptile last Thursday, authorities said. The 44-year old's badly mauled body was found by colleagues the following morning, Hendrik Rundengan, from the local conservation agency, told AFP. "The indication is that she fell into the crocodile's enclosure," he said, adding the incident was still being investigated by police. The crocodile, named Merry, had eaten one of the...
  • A Crocodile in Florida Was Caught Using Pool Noodle as Swimming Aid

    08/23/2018 7:04:37 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 22 replies
    Science Alert ^ | August 23, 2018 | PETER DOCKRILL
    Pool noodles aren't just an important swimming aid. Their buoyancy and bendiness make fun times in the water even more fun than usual. But don't just take our word for it. This crocodile in Florida clearly thinks so too, having been spotted using a bright yellow pool noodle when crossing a canal in Key Largo earlier in the month. The surreal scene was recently snapped by local Victor Perez, who couldn't believe what he was seeing in the canal behind his house. "I'm on my balcony, and all of a sudden, I see this noodle and there's a crocodile hanging...
  • Rangers capture mammoth crocodile after decade-long hunt [600kg /1300 lbs!]

    07/10/2018 6:19:10 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    www.news.com.au ^ | July 10, 20181:43pm | Shireen Khalil
    IT TOOK 10 years but rangers have finally caught the biggest croc in the Katherine River — weighing in at a whopping 600kg. CROCS in the Northern Territory aren’t rare — but they are at this size. After a decade-long hunt, rangers in the Northern Territory have finally captured Katherine River’s biggest croc — weighing in at a whopping 600 kilograms and measuring 4.71 metres long, about the length of an average family car. The hunt began after rumours of a “large dark tail” spotted near a local boat ramp, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. NT Parks and Wildlife rangers...
  • Crocodile eats beloved terrier that had spent a decade taunting it

    06/06/2018 5:51:45 PM PDT · by BBell · 106 replies
    A saltwater crocodile has eaten a dog that made a mockery of it for years, to the horror of onlookers. At Goat Island Lodge, south of Darwin in the middle of the crocodile-infested Adelaide River, guests had gathered to watch pup Pippa perform her favourite trick — running at Casey the crocodile to scare her back into the river. But to the alarm of those looking on, including owner Kai Hansen, Pippa ran straight at her head — and Casey "did what crocs do".The video of Pippa being dragged into the water was made worse by the screams of bystanders,...
  • Bride whose arm was bitten off by crocodile gets married days after attack

    05/07/2018 5:02:20 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 7, 2018 | Katherine Lam
    Jamie Fox (right) puts a ring on the the hand of Zanele Ndlovu, whose arm was ripped off while canoeing days before her wedding day. (Nkosizile Ndlovu) A woman whose arm was torn off by a crocodile wasn’t going to let a lost limb get in the way of her wedding -- and she managed to walk down the aisle just days after the gruesome attack. Zanele Ndlovu, a former national tennis player, got married to Jamie Fox on Sunday at Mater Dei Hospital in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, where she’s recovering from the crocodile attack, The Sun reported. ... The...
  • Indonesian Woman Mauled to Death by Crocodile

    02/25/2018 8:03:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    A 66-year-old woman was mauled to death by a huge crocodile on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, police said on Saturday (Feb 24). The Indonesian woman's family and neighbours launched a search after she failed to return home from a riverside garden near the remote village of Teluk Kuali in Jambi province earlier this week. Locals became suspicious she had been attacked after seeing a huge crocodile near a boat containing her belongings, police said. "Residents found the lifeless victim floating on the edge of the river," Kuswahyudi Tresnadi, Jambi police spokesman, told AFP.
  • More than 100 new species discovered in Mekong region

    12/21/2017 8:48:04 AM PST · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    www.pakistantoday.com.pk ^ | 12/21/2017 | Staff
    BANGKOK: A Vietnamese ‘crocodile lizard’ and a Thai turtle found on sale in a local market are among more than 100 new species discovered in the ecologically diverse but threatened Mekong region last year, researchers said. The Southeast Asian countries flanking the Mekong river, which snakes down from the Tibetan plateau to the South China Sea, are among the most biodiverse in the world. Each year scientists announce scores of new species discovered in the region, which includes Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. But there are fears that many more species could die out before they are found in...
  • Mayor of Mexican Town ‘Weds’ Crocodile for Good Luck

    07/04/2017 9:12:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    KFOR ^ | JULY 3, 2017 | NADIA JUDITH ENCHASSI
    A Mexican mayor married a crocodile this weekend to bring abundance to the town he leads. The tradition dates back hundreds of years in the town of San Pedro Huamelula, in southern Mexico. The reptile bride, dressed in white and with a flower crown on its head, is paraded around town to music before a ceremony takes place. The ceremony symbolizes the union of two indigenous groups, the Chontales and the Huaves (also known as the Mareños). The two lived in conflict in pre-Hispanic times, when the Huaves arrived to the land where the Chontales lived on the Pacific Coast,...
  • South African hunter WAS killed by a crocodile, DNA tests on human remains found inside a beast ...

    04/23/2017 5:56:10 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | April 20, 2017 | Ekin Karasin and Kelly Mclaughlin
    Full title: South African hunter WAS killed by a crocodile, DNA tests on human remains found inside a beast prove DNA tests of the carcass of a crocodile shot in Zimbabwe confirm that the reptile had eaten a missing South African hunter. Scott Van Zyl, 44, vanished last week after going on a hunting safari on the banks of the Limpopo river with a Zimbabwean tracker and a pack of dogs. The married father-of-two, whose company runs hunting trips for foreign clients, was believed he had been eaten by crocodiles and recent tests confirm it.
  • Killer Nile crocodiles in Florida? Experts say it's possible

    05/19/2016 7:09:04 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 40 replies
    AP ^ | May 19, 2016 | Terry Spencer
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Step aside, Burmese python — you may no longer be Florida's scariest invasive species. Researchers have confirmed that three Nile crocodiles were captured near Miami, and they say it's possible more of the man-eating reptiles are still out there, although no one can say for sure. The big question now: How did they get to Florida? "They didn't swim from Africa," University of Florida herpetologist Kenneth Krysko said. "But we really don't know how they got into the wild."
  • Fossil of massive crocodile found on edge of Sahara desert

    01/11/2016 6:15:44 PM PST · by Redcitizen · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-11-2016 | Michael Casey
    Paleontologists have discovered the fossil remains of the world’s biggest ocean-dwelling crocodile buried on the edge of the Sahara, a creature that was twice the size of anything seen today. Named Machimosaurus rex, this croc would have weighed in at least 6,600 pounds and been around 32 feet long. Other than its size, it would have looked much like a modern day crocodile except for its narrow snout – which was designed to allow it swim in the ocean.
  • PHOTOS: Netanyahu Puts the Fear of God Into Muslims by Unveiling THIS New Weapon

    04/05/2015 9:44:11 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 68 replies
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu understands all too well what it feels like to be alone, for on his shoulders lies the immense responsibility of protecting the Israeli people from Iran’s ambitions of “erasing Israel from the map.” Given Iran’s venomous intentions and the West’s insistence on negotiating with this thug nation, it is no wonder that Netanyahu felt compelled to go out of his way and showcase to the world on Monday his nation’s newest weapon — a nuclear-armed submarine. Known officially as ISS Tanin, which means “Crocodile,” this beast of a vessel reportedly carries nuclear-tipped cruise missiles with...
  • An Amazing 20 Yr Bond Between 16 Foot, 1,000 Lb. Male Crocodile And A Person, Only One of Its Kind

    02/14/2015 6:53:46 PM PST · by lbryce · 55 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 15, 2015 | History HD
    Original Title:Friendship crocodile with the person. The only case in the world! / Very touching / Premiere 2014 YouTube:Friendship Crocodile With The Person. The Only Case in the World! / Very Touching / Premiere 2014Watching this is truly worth your investment in time. This is truly one of a kind story and very difficult to understand. To watch how one 16 foot, one thousand pound, cold blooded reptilian killer bonds with a human and share a friendship, some sort of deeply personal bond for over twenty years is very hard to fathom. The scientist who did the reporting for History...
  • Golfer killed by 3.9-metre crocodile in South Africa’s Kruger National Park

    12/05/2014 5:22:07 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    National Post ^ | December 4, 2014
    the crocodile attacked van der Sandt while he was standing at waist height in the water and reaching below the surface to feel for golf balls on the bottom of the dam at about 10 p.m.. ... About 280 people have been attacked worldwide by crocodiles this year
  • Brutus the giant crocodile attacks shark in Australia

    08/06/2014 1:26:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    afp ^ | August 6, 2014
    Tourists in northern Australia have been left stunned by two fierce animals going head-to-head -- a massive saltwater crocodile wrestling with a bull shark in its jaws. ... Brutus, who is thought to be about 80 years old and is missing a front leg and most of his teeth, is well known in the area, and the Northern Territory News described the battle as "Jaws v Claws". Speculation is that the prospect of a fish dinner was tasty revenge for a croc that was thought to have lost his limb to one of the sharks who inhabit nearby waters. "But...
  • Crocodile Wedding: Mexican Town Mayor ‘Marries’ Reptile

    07/21/2014 4:19:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    Joel Vasquez Rojas, the mayor of San Pedro Huamelula, married the reptile – dressed in a white gown – at the city hall and then shared a dance in front of packed party of local residents. According to local tradition, the crocodile is a princess whose marriage to the town mayor will bring in an abundance of seafood for fisherman on the Pacific coast. ‘As young people, this means a lot,’ said local resident Eduardo Zarate 'It’s the greatest treasure our ancestors have left us.’ For safety, the crocodile’s jaw was wired shut for the day. ‘It is my wish...
  • UK Investigators: Crocodile Responsible for Plane Crash in the Congo

    07/13/2014 1:10:51 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Saturday, July 12, 2014 | David Harding
    Crocodile might be responsible for plane crash in the Congo: UK investigators • Only one person survived the crash — as did the toothy reptile, though it was killed with machetes by rescuers sifting through the plane's wreckage. A plane crash in the Democratic Republic of Congo that left 18 people dead may have been caused by a crocodile. The animal is thought to have climbed out of a hold midflight and spooked the crew and passengers. They all panicked and ran towards the cockpit, and the forward shift in weight may have caused the plane to plummet to the...