Croc attacks a death roll to tourism

Sep 24, 2012 Full story: Sunday Mail 13

Ben Wood erected this sign after his dog was taken by a crocodile while fishing at Clifton Beach.

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LMR

Melbourne, Australia

#1 Sep 24, 2012
I find it extraordinary that crocodiles are protected whilst kangaroos are routinely culled. For what purpose should we protect crocs?
Elias

Glen Waverley, Australia

#2 Sep 24, 2012
LMR wrote:
I find it extraordinary that crocodiles are protected whilst kangaroos are routinely culled. For what purpose should we protect crocs?
Crocs are apex predators, like sharks they keep the population of other animals in check.
Nuff

Australia

#3 Sep 24, 2012
Elias wrote:
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Crocs are apex predators, like sharks they keep the population of other animals in check.
They are oportunistic and can go without food for months, so not really regulators of population

Since: Sep 12

Sydney, Australia

#4 Sep 24, 2012
Does a crocodile come into the house if a door is accidentally left open?
Gordo

Australia

#5 Sep 25, 2012
Midnight Mystery Muster wrote:
Does a crocodile come into the house if a door is accidentally left open?
Every time. Then goes straight for the cake tin, Bladdy good for nothin lizards
LMR

Melbourne, Australia

#6 Sep 30, 2012
Elias wrote:
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Crocs are apex predators, like sharks they keep the population of other animals in check.
Which animals do they keep in check? They don't eat rabbits or toads or kangaroos, which are the only animals in plague proportions that I can think of.
stinky indian turdskins

Sydney, Australia

#7 Sep 30, 2012
i hope they eat indians because they are animals in plague proportions
Budju

Australia

#8 Sep 30, 2012
stinky indian turdskins wrote:
i hope they eat indians because they are animals in plague proportions
Unlikely. Corocodiles are intelligent creatures with acute sense of smell. If an Indian came within 100 meters the stench would be too much and the croc will leave the area, this is why I always keep an Indian in the car boot incase I feel like having a swim
Anglo-Saxon-Celt

Sydney, Australia

#9 Sep 30, 2012
Elias wrote:
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Crocs are apex predators, like sharks they keep the population of other animals in check.
Just the reason God created the White Man.

“Tilt my hat at the sun”

Since: Jun 12

And the shadows they burn dark

#10 Sep 30, 2012
LMR wrote:
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Which animals do they keep in check? They don't eat rabbits or toads or kangaroos, which are the only animals in plague proportions that I can think of.
Crocs throughout their lives eat lots of animals.
Roos & wallabies, birds, frogs, snakes, rabbits, fish, pigs, goats, sheep, cattle, dogs, cats, horses, sharks, humans, outboard motors :) & usually anything else they can get hold of.
If they overpopulate an area & food becomes scarce they eat each other.
How many of those they actually keep in check I don't know.
Budju

Australia

#11 Sep 30, 2012
_0rion_ wrote:
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Crocs throughout their lives eat lots of animals.
Roos & wallabies, birds, frogs, snakes, rabbits, fish, pigs, goats, sheep, cattle, dogs, cats, horses, sharks, humans, outboard motors :) & usually anything else they can get hold of.
If they overpopulate an area & food becomes scarce they eat each other.
How many of those they actually keep in check I don't know.
Just the little one that enter a large crocs territory
Intellect

Sydney, Australia

#12 Sep 30, 2012
smh........

“Tilt my hat at the sun”

Since: Jun 12

And the shadows they burn dark

#13 Sep 30, 2012
Budju wrote:
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Just the little one that enter a large crocs territory
True, that happens normally.
Others will eat each other if starving, pretty rare though I think.

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