Its been a croc filled fortnight. Here’s a selection of pics, stories and science from my recent enounters with these modern dinosaurs.
First to Cahills Crossing on the East Alligator River in Kakadu where we discovered a new call sign, mullet were mauled and we made a quick exit when we were hissed at by a techno croc.
The next encounter occurred on a section of the Katherine River that can only be accessed from a farm where I work. The rangers set a trap down there and it has been empty for a few months. On thursday my brave girlfriend and a mate, Carpo, spent the arvo flicking lures from a bathtub sized tinny in the same stretch of water. The trap was empty but when we returned the next morning to collect our forgotten fishing gear I could hear the trap being bashed from the inside by a growling and very pissed off salty.
I’ve always respected crocs, but now im intrigued by them as well. As the ranger said, ‘the more you look at them, the more you notice’ and I’d have to agree.