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Old 01-12-2014, 00:18   #46
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On land a brisk walk is sufficient speed to get away from them - he said 7km/hr !
Over distance, quite possibly , but I reckon you may need a little head start. Having accidentally strayed between a decent size salty and the water I can assure you they can really explode out of the blocks.

Generating so much of this explosive drive through the use of the tail and hind legs, escaping in soft sand and mud ( typical Kimberly landings) isn't going to come down to who can run on a cinder track the fastest.

It certainly is a spectacular sight.
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Over distance, quite possibly , but I reckon you may need a little head start. Having accidentally strayed between a decent size salty and the water I can assure you they can really explode out of the blocks.
And you need clear, open ground - trying moving faster than one through mangroves or "long grass"
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Re: Crocodiles in the Kimberley

and they can climb trees... which is more than I can do these days
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^^^^Oh, no, Frank, surely not! :-)

Might you (the Aussie) be winding up the Yank bit? Just a tiddly bit?

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Re: Crocodiles in the Kimberley

Nope... its ridji-didj..... why do reckon you don't see many drop bears these days..
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Re: Crocodiles in the Kimberley

A couple of years ago while anchored in the pond, Darwin. A nearby Canadian boat lost its flag and pole off the stern taken by a leaping crock.

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Crocs and snakes , sharks and jellyfish , you guys must be walking around scared al the time, it must be a miracle to still be alive downthere :-D
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I've been told that an adult croc can jump to a height equal to twice his length. Anyone here know whether this is true?

The article I referenced earlier mentions that they can remain submerged up to two hours, scoping out a situation. To me, that's creepy!

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You'd be talking about 10 - maybe 14 metre jumps!

We went on a jumping croc tour on the Adelaide river years ago, where they dangled bits of chicken from bamboo poles over the sides of the boat.

Mostly the crocs just about got their back legs out of the water. The really big croc didn't jump at all. He truly was BIG. Head about the size of a household refrigerator.

Completely put me off standing around holding a fishing rod in that river.
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....Tie me crockadoo down matey
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Crocs and snakes , sharks and jellyfish , you guys must be walking around scared al the time, it must be a miracle to still be alive downthere :-D
You forgot spiders...and I don't like spiders and snakes...

and, anything that will eat my flag...
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Re: Crocodiles in the Kimberley

Friend of mine had to put an electric fence on the back of his Catarmaran as the Crocs kept walking up the hull steps!
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You forgot spiders...and I don't like spiders and snakes...

and, anything that will eat my flag...

We have venomous octopus and fish too... oh yeah, and cone shells that can kill...

Can't think of any lethal plants though.
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....Tie me crockadoo down matey
We prefer to avoid any reference to Rolf Harris these days thank you.
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Re: Crocodiles in the Kimberley

Sorry, just googled him

I was not aware of what had happened

Some other kind of predator
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ridji-didj.....
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