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Officials on the Hunt For Escaped Crocodiles
Crocodiles Flee
Breeding Facility

Crocodiles Flee Breeding Facility

Officials are not sure how many are on the loose

(Newser) - Police and conservation officers were searching Friday for an unknown number of young crocodiles that escaped earlier in the week from a large breeding farm in South Africa, the AP reports. The crocodiles are suspected to have entered the nearby Breede River after escaping Wednesday morning near the town of...

The Crocodile Clamped Down on His Head. He Fought Back

Man managed to pry creature's jaws off his noggin during a swim in Cairns, Australia

(Newser) - A swim last week in a local lake known for its lurking crocodiles could have ended badly for an Aussie man. Instead, he's now recovering from just minor injuries after one of the reptiles attacked him and he was able to fight it off. First responders tell the Guardian...

He Defied Lockdown to Go Fishing. A Croc Got Him

Man didn't heed 2-week shutdown in Rwanda

(Newser) - Here's an incentive to stay home: A Rwandan man who breached a nationwide lockdown to go fishing was subsequently killed by a crocodile. The man was fishing in the Nyabarongo River Wednesday morning when the crocodile attacked, Alice Kayitesi, mayor of the southern Kamonyi district, tells the BBC . Kayitesi...

This Crocodile Is in Need of a Brave but Good Samaritan

Indonesia officials are offering a reward to free reptile from tire

(Newser) - Got a death wish? Head to Indonesia, where officials are looking for a person willing to free a 13-foot crocodile from the tire wrapped around its neck. The croc was first spotted, wearing the motorcycle tire like a necklace, in the Palu River of Central Sulawesi in 2016, reports CNN...

Castro's Crocodile Bites Arm 'on the Wrong Side of the Glass'

Victim was giving a speech at a Stockholm aquarium

(Newser) - One of Fidel Castro's crocodiles bit a man who, police said, "had his arm on the wrong side of the security glass" at a Stockholm aquarium. The victim, who is in his 70s, had climbed up to make a speech next to the crocodile enclosure during a private...

Surgical Plate in Croc's Stomach Is 'a Mystery'

Australian croc farm owner hopes to 'solve a cold case'

(Newser) - What was a crocodile doing with a metal plate in its stomach? "It's a mystery" that, if unraveled, might just solve a cold case, according to crocodile keepers in Australia. "Imagine our surprise when we opened up the gut on this large croc and found what looks...

Surprise Find About Crocodile Teeth
Surprise Find About
Crocodile Teeth
new study

Surprise Find About Crocodile Teeth

They reveal that some extinct ones were vegetarian

(Newser) - A vegetarian crocodile? It seems odd, but a new study suggests some ancient crocs subsisted on plants instead of meat at least three different times over the eons, reports New Scientist . The revelation comes in a study out of the University of Utah as detailed in Current Biology . Researchers studied...

Australia Has 3 Excellent Reasons to Avoid Floodwaters

Crocodiles, snakes, and 'your neighbor's feces'

(Newser) - The city of Townsville, Australia, is currently enduring a flood of epic proportions, and more rain is in the forecast, reports the Australian Broadcasting Corporation . More than 20,000 homes are at risk, reports the BBC , and authorities were scrambling to get people to higher ground with boats and helicopters....

In 'Horrible Incident,' Woman Falls Into Croc Pit

Woman killed at Indonesian pearl farm where reptile was illegally kept

(Newser) - "Merry" doesn't really seem like an appropriate name for a giant pet crocodile, and markedly less so after it mauled a woman to death. Deasy Tuwo—who ran a lab at a pearl farm in Minahasa, on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, where the crocodile was illegally kept—...

Crocs-Wearing Guy Jumps Into Croc Pond at Gator Farm

Yes, this story happened in Florida

(Newser) - Try saying this five times fast: A guy wearing Crocs jumped into the crocodile pond at an alligator farm. Namely, St. Augustine's Alligator Farm Zoological Park in, yes, Florida. A 23-year-old man was arrested after allegedly breaking into the park Monday night and deciding to take a swim in...

Croc Finds Wildlife Ranger Waist-Deep in Water

Australian police are investigating the fatal attack

(Newser) - A wildlife ranger was killed by a crocodile Friday in Australia's Northern Territory while gathering mussels with her family in a waterhole, police tell the AP . The indigenous woman was attacked in a remote area 28 miles southwest of the community of Yirrkala. The employment safety watchdog NT WorkSafe...

Authorities Investigating Guy Filmed Riding Crocodile

Niels Jensen used a dead wallaby as bait

(Newser) - Authorities in Australia are investigating after a self-described Danish hunter and adventurer was filmed sitting atop a crocodile in a wildlife park. Niels Jensen, who lives in Australia's Northern Territory and says he works as a hunting guide, is seen in the video coaxing the saltwater croc toward him...

A Hungry Croc, a Hot Spring: 2 Misguided Tourists Live

But at least one is under investigation

(Newser) - Both men have lived to tell the tale, but two separate incidents involving tourists defying common sense in different parts of the world are making the rounds:
  • Yellowstone: The geysers at Yellowstone National Park are off-limits for the simple reason that the water in them can boil you alive . And
...

They Left the Funeral and Picked Up Their Knives

Indonesian villagers reportedly slaughter crocodiles in act of revenge

(Newser) - They allegedly left the funeral and grabbed their knives and clubs, determined to exact revenge for a man's death. A slaughter followed. The BBC reports each of the 292 crocodiles that lived at a crocodile sanctuary in West Papua, Indonesia, were killed on Saturday, and it's possible the...

Shark Pulls Woman Off Yacht by Her Finger

The Australian woman is just fine, though

(Newser) - An Australian woman is feeling lucky to be alive after she was reportedly pulled into the water by a shark. According to PerthNow , Melissa Brunning was on a friend's yacht off the coast of Australia's rugged Kimberley region in late May when her group got the opportunity to...

He Was Baptizing Dozens. Then, an 'Ambush Predator'

Crocodile kills pastor performing ceremony at Ethiopia's Lake Abaya

(Newser) - Some 80 people set to be baptized at a lake in southern Ethiopia instead watched as their pastor was killed by a crocodile Sunday. Pastor Docho Eshete had baptized one person on the shores of Lake Abaya near Arba Minch and was about to perform the religious rite for a...

Couple Weds Days After Bride Loses Arm in Crocodile Attack

'In one week we went from shock and agony to a truly amazing experience'

(Newser) - A couple attacked by a crocodile wedded days later in a Zimbabwean hospital, where the bride was recovering after losing an arm. "In one week we went from shock and agony to a truly amazing experience," 27-year-old Jamie Fox told the AP on Monday. Fox and his then...

Cops Searching House Make Unnerving Find in Basement

Man says he has had crocodile for years

(Newser) - Russian police had an unexpected encounter while searching a house in St. Petersburg — a crocodile in the basement, the AP reports. The Fontanka.ru news portal said the incident happened Thursday while detectives were looking for undeclared weapons in the house of a man involved in staging reconstructions of...

'Idiots of the Century' Swim Into Croc Trap
'Idiots of the Century'
Swim Into Croc Trap
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'Idiots of the Century' Swim Into Croc Trap

Australian authorities are 'gobsmacked'

(Newser) - Authorities in Australia say they're "gobsmacked" by the sheer stupidity of a group of men seen swimming to a crocodile trap in Queensland—and getting inside with the bait. The men were spotted getting into the mouth of the trap at the Port Douglas marina, close to where...

Crocodile Suspected of Killing Woman With Dementia

79-year-old woman wandered away from nursing home in Australia

(Newser) - Authorities in Australia were searching Friday for a crocodile suspected of killing a dementia patient who wandered from a nursing home, the AP reports. Human remains along with Anne Cameron's clothes and walking stick were found near a creek bank on Thursday two days after the 79-year-old woman wandered...

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