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Old 02-05-2009, 19:21   #1
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No, not the girl in the foreground... thats Nic. Shes only a croc sometimes

We arrived in Port Douglas yesterday afternoon and were on deck this morning doing a 'lil boat job and look who was lying on the mud bank!

As Dave off Maxing Out would say: WWSD? What would Steve Irwin do? Should we jump into the inflatable dink and paddle quietly over for a close-up photo session? Perhaps go over with the frying pan and entice the bugger in?

What would you do? Should Nicolle just swim over with the tape measure to find out exakkery how big he is?

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Old 02-05-2009, 19:35   #2
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LOL Dude, thats a great pic. Amazing smile.......Nic and the Croc
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Old 02-05-2009, 20:59   #3
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Very impressed! We only ever heard them - never saw one and very happy to leave it that way thanks.
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Old 02-05-2009, 23:40   #4
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Ahhhh...It's probably fake...Have Nic go up and kick it to make sure...he he he
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The one on the left showing teeth seems particularly dangerous .
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Old 03-05-2009, 19:13   #6
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We saw an alligator on the ICW, north of Charleston South Carolina...Heading north like us!!!
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Old 04-05-2009, 04:15   #7
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The crocs have certainly recovered. Last time I was up in Port Douglas 20years ago, crocs were not around. While in Darwin a couple of years back, we were surfing with a 3m croc off Nightcliff during a cyclonic swell. The local rag managed to get a picture of it and I keep it in as one of my prized possessions for showing the grandkids what surfing addiction is about. Next wet, one turned up in the Nightcliff swimming pool, giving the local swimming club a bit of a move on.
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Heres his mate that I took up in the Daintree River.

It was there every day at some stage checking us out

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Old 04-05-2009, 07:37   #9
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When we were in Cairns they had a triathalon. To do the swimming part they had to put up a crocodile net on the beach. The swimmers trusted their lives to the net. Those were the most motivated swimmers I have ever seen. They did not dilly dally in the water. Ozzies know how to put on a triathalon!
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Old 04-05-2009, 08:47   #10
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They both seem to be smiling although the one on the right seems less dangerous.

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Ecology means taking very good care of your new crocodile luggage, once you have adjusted the croc to its new purpose.
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