Sunday, March 24, 2013

Problems in getting your kids to school?

I bet your problems don't compare to this one.

A 4.5 metre [about 14' 9"] crocodile that had been stalking in waters close to the small community of Palumpa in the Daly River Reserve of the Northern Territory has been captured and shot.

Locals say the crocodile is the one that had been a problem for about two years in the area.

They say the big saltie sometimes stopped children from crossing the causeway at the community to attend school.

Senior wildlife ranger Tommy Nichols says police and council officers trapped and shot the large crocodile in a billabong on the outskirts of Palumpa, about 240 kilometres south-west of Darwin.

There's more at the link, including a rather impressive photograph of the croc across the load bed of a pickup truck.  It's big, all right - in fact, it looks big enough to give the average US school bus a hard time!



The Great and Powerful Oz said...

Since firearms have effectively been outlawed in Australia, none of the parent were able to defend their children from that sort of threat.

Anonymous said...

The title should read,"SHOT and then captured". Who in their right mind would want to capture that monster and THEN shoot it!!!!