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This Crocodile Got Its
Brave but Good Samaritan
Feb 8, 2022 4:22 PM CST
This Crocodile Got Its Brave but Good Samaritan
Reptile stuck in tire since 2016 is freed
A crocodile that has been cursed with a tire around its neck since 2016 is finally free, thanks to a 34-year-old Indonesian man named Tili. He used chicken bait and nylon ropes to wrangle the animal on Monday with the help of dozens of locals who helped cut the...
His Odds of Surviving Were
'About Zero,' Yet He Did
Nov 11, 2021 12:47 PM CST
His Odds of Surviving Were 'About Zero,' Yet He Did
Aussie man fends off crocodile with a pocketknife
- An Australian senior's day of fishing last week was marred by a crocodile attack, and authorities say it's amazing he's alive. AFP reports the 60-year-old Queensland man headed to a river on his property in the far reaches of the Cape York Peninsula and found a bull...
Woman Fights Off Crocodile
That Attacked Twin Sister
Jun 8, 2021 1:57 PM CDT
Woman Fights Off Crocodile That Attacked Twin Sister
'Super-badass' British woman punched it repeatedly
- A British woman's twin sister saved her from becoming a crocodile's dinner in Mexico Sunday. Relatives say 28-year-old twins Georgia and Melissa Laurie were swimming at night in bioluminescent waters in a lagoon in Oaxaca when the crocodile attacked Melissa, the
reports. Georgia heard her sister cry...
Mar 6, 2021 1:30 PM CST
Crocodiles Flee Breeding Facility
Officials are not sure how many are on the loose
- 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...
on His Head. He
Jan 28, 2021 11:30 AM CST
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
- 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
He Defied Lockdown to Go
Fishing. A Croc Got Him
Mar 25, 2020 9:45 AM CDT
He Defied Lockdown to Go Fishing. A Croc Got Him
Man didn't heed 2-week shutdown in Rwanda
- 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...
Castro's Crocodile Bites Arm
'on the Wrong Side of the Glass'
Aug 21, 2019 3:50 PM CDT
Castro's Crocodile Bites Arm 'on the Wrong Side of the Glass'
Victim was giving a speech at a Stockholm aquarium
- 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'
Jul 31, 2019 12:41 PM CDT
Surgical Plate in Croc's Stomach Is 'a Mystery'
Australian croc farm owner hopes to 'solve a cold case'
- 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
Jun 28, 2019 9:01 AM CDT
Surprise Find About Crocodile Teeth
They reveal that some extinct ones were vegetarian
- 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
Feb 4, 2019 1:23 PM CST
Australia Has 3 Excellent Reasons to Avoid Floodwaters
Crocodiles, snakes, and 'your neighbor's feces'
- 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
Jan 17, 2019 10:15 AM CST
In 'Horrible Incident,' Woman Falls Into Croc Pit
Woman killed at Indonesian pearl farm where reptile was illegally kept
- "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
Nov 7, 2018 12:24 PM CST
Crocs-Wearing Guy Jumps Into Croc Pond at Gator Farm
Yes, this story happened in Florida
- 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
Oct 13, 2018 2:15 PM CDT
Croc Finds Wildlife Ranger Waist-Deep in Water
Australian police are investigating the fatal attack
- 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
Sep 26, 2018 2:07 PM CDT
Authorities Investigating Guy Filmed Riding Crocodile
Niels Jensen used a dead wallaby as bait
- 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
Sep 25, 2018 10:25 AM CDT
A Hungry Croc, a Hot Spring: 2 Misguided Tourists Live
But at least one is under investigation
- 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:
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
Jul 16, 2018 8:27 AM CDT
They Left the Funeral and Picked Up Their Knives
Indonesian villagers reportedly slaughter crocodiles in act of revenge
- 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
Jul 1, 2018 4:00 PM CDT
Shark Pulls Woman Off Yacht by Her Finger
The Australian woman is just fine, though
- 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
Jun 6, 2018 9:30 AM CDT
He Was Baptizing Dozens. Then, an 'Ambush Predator'
Crocodile kills pastor performing ceremony at Ethiopia's Lake Abaya
- 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
May 7, 2018 5:30 PM CDT
Couple Weds Days After Bride Loses Arm in Crocodile Attack
'In one week we went from shock and agony to a truly amazing experience'
- 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
Jan 20, 2018 5:49 PM CST
Cops Searching House Make Unnerving Find in Basement
Man says he has had crocodile for years
- 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...
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