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    07-24-2012, 07:31 AM
Some of the reptilian locals...

So a family friend took a small helicopter and his camera and heading to the Burdekin River just down the road from where we live to photograph some of the locals. There has been a recent peak in Crocodile sightings as the cooler weather brings them out of the water to sun bake on the banks. I thought I would share some photos for you guys
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    07-24-2012, 08:46 AM
Oh cool!
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    07-24-2012, 01:02 PM
Oh wow the one in the second picture looks huge compared to the little one..and might I say even the small one is bigger then me most likely lol..

Cool stuff and I would not like them as locals :P
    07-24-2012, 01:05 PM
That is a fat Croc!
    07-24-2012, 07:11 PM
Neat photos!!! I don't suppose anyone is planning a river swim party? :)

I always find their feet and eyes fascinating. Their legs and feet do not look "real" to me for some reason, although I have never gotten so freindly as to examine them hands on. :) And their!
    07-25-2012, 02:52 AM
Kait18: The smaller croc is a female and the larger one is her "boyfriend". The female is around 2 meters, so the male would be around 4 meters And they are very scary to see up close, especially if you are on the bank or the boat you are in is smaller then them lol!

Missy May: A lot of people, dogs and livestock have been taken by crocodiles in the Burdekin River, so the sane people don't go swimming, but there are the occasional idiots And I so agree about their feet and eyes! Their legs are too small for their big fat bodies and their eyes are right on the top of their head and stick up a little. I guess its to watch their prey

Did you know that some of the biggest crocodiles that you see in zoos and parks are taken from the Burdekin area? Yupp... water sports are limited up here haha. They even get into irrigation drains
    07-25-2012, 02:12 PM
Haha, when my kids were little I would tell them there were alligators in the irrigations ditches (we irrigated, and there were several large ditches). Ditches are very dangerous, but don't necessarily "look dangerous" - so I wanted to ensure the were afraid of getting near them. I think I would have moved if it were true! They seemed to hold this little fib against me...go figure.
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    07-25-2012, 05:46 PM
BAHAHA! Oh imagine if you children went to school and told the other children that there were alligators in the ditches? I could just imagine all of these children flipping out about going near the channels And yes when I found out that they were in there I was pretty scared, but I have only seem a few in the irrigation over the past few years, they are more common in the rivers.
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    07-28-2012, 12:22 AM
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Are these 'Salt Water Crocs?

I guess you guys don't fish or swim around there.

I'll just stick to my local rattle snakes, thank you.
    07-28-2012, 05:14 AM
Wow!!!! That's incredible!

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