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Old 06-12-2015, 16:24   #16
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Re: Aussie Croc's

ok so cold will kill the eggs but they can roam south as adults but breed to the north thanks.
they are ambush predators my sister has lost 3 dogs to them ,they see where you go for water and set up to attack you the next time you are there
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Crocodile eating crocodile - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Some good recent photos in the above link.

I know an old man [85] who saw a large croc shot in the mary river when he was a boy.
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tuffr2, you might want to watch a video of how crocs kill. Generally, they drown their meal-to-be, then tuck them under something that will keep them under water to age and soften, prior to eating a few days later. They are able to stay submerged up to 2 hrs., and their eyes are adapted so they can see in murky water. They are said to be able to leap up from the water to a height of 1/2 their length, which puts you on your topsides within reach of a large one.

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When we were cruising and anchoring in Croc country earlier this year my wife kept saying what is to stop one walking up the sugar scoops and what would we do if woke up one morning and here is Crocodylus Porosus sitting in the cockpit waiting to be served breakfast.Of course I just fobbed her off silly woman.
Looks like I am going to be doing another job now because she is going to be freaking about going up the pointy end to raise or lower the anchor.
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Re: Aussie Croc's

From an ex-bananabender: the Mary river was always considered the southernmost natural habitat of Crocs but they are rare(ish) there.

Dunno about global warming but maybe they will push further south in the future (or near future or perhaps right now )
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that's a Goanna
No, that's a Perentie. They grow to 8' long. We don't need crocs in the desert, we have these already.
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No, that's a Perentie. They grow to 8' long. We don't need crocs in the desert, we have these already.
A perentie is a species of goanna.

Goanna = any member of the Genus Varanus
Penrentie = Varanus giganteus
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Re: Aussie Croc's

My theory as a scuba diver of almost 30 years, a great white shark MAY attack you but a saltwater crocodile WILL attack you!

There are signs at the southern end of Fraser Island warning about crocodiles, Garrys Anchorage. Many reports of a croc sighted in Mary River this year when we were nearby, not far from Garrys to there.
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Snorkeller attacked by croc at FNQ’s Lizard Island | Cairns Post

This bloke was snorkelling at night, lucky it was a small croc.
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Wow - that guy was really super lucky he did not and up stuffed under a log to rot and sofen up.

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Australia is such a welcoming nation full of cuddly creatures ......big and small
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This is a croc. Hinchinbrook Passaage.Click image for larger version

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This is a croc. Hinchinbrook Passaage.Attachment 114596


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Nice pic, Bob! We have never seen one in the wild, despite a fair amount of time in "croc infested waters", including a few trips through Hinchinbrook. It is interesting - I'd like to see them in the wild, but I don't really want to see them at all... I'm conflicted!

I especially don't want to see them on our sugar scoop!

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Nice pic, Bob! We have never seen one in the wild, despite a fair amount of time in "croc infested waters", including a few trips through Hinchinbrook. It is interesting - I'd like to see them in the wild, but I don't really want to see them at all... I'm conflicted!

I especially don't want to see them on our sugar scoop!

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I'm pretty sure you will be right Jim, best as I know, the Aussie crocs are not into sugar.

Just don't pen pigs, dogs or small children on ya scoop!
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does anyone know how far south down the Queensland coast do the crocodiles live . not the ones moved by mankind . but the ones that live naturally ?. give or take 100miles ??
I would assume very conservatively if I were you. Salties are capable of swimming up to 1000nm and the Far North is getting pretty crowded. Younger males will have been migrating to find their territories…

And yes they are much more dangerous than sharks ever will be or ever were to us.
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