February 18, 2009

Crazy Croc in Oz + Update: Boy Eaten

Australian Broadcasting Corporation journalist Chrissy Arthur reported on February 18, 2009, of an unusual appearance of an urban crocodile.

Police in Mount Isa say it is very rare to have a crocodile reported in the city’s CBD. (ABC: Jodie van de Wetering)

A small crocodile has been found dead in a river crossing in the centre of Mount Isa in north-west Queensland.

Queensland police say a taxi driver accidentally ran over a metre-long crocodile while driving over the Leichhardt River crossing on 23rd Avenue in the early hours of this morning.

Inspector Ray Pringle says while there are freshwater crocodiles in Lake Moondarra north of the city, it is very rare to have a crocodile reported in the city’s CBD.

“Police thought he may have been a bit strange or under the influence of liquor or something but it was all above board,” he said.

“Sure enough when they went down there was this freshwater croc.

“It was quite severely injured and they looked at opportunities to save its life but the injuries were so bad it passed away.

“They’re making arrangements now to dispose of the body.”

Just in…

Boy, 5, eaten by crocodile in Australia 18/02/2009
Daily Mirror

A boy of five was snatched and killed by a crocodile, police confirmed yesterday.

The remains of little Jeremy Doble were found in the stomach of the 14 foot reptile.

The youngster had been playing with his brother Ryan when he disappeared last week near the Daintree River in Queensland, Australia.

Ryan, seven, told police he saw a crocodile immediately after his brother vanished.

The crocodile, protected by Australian law, was examined by surgical procedure. It is not known if it will be destroyed

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