Pound Crocodile That Evaded Rangers In Australia Finally Captured

12 July, 2018, 03:26 | Author: Myra Gill
  • The 4.7-metre beast was found in a trap downstream from the northern outback town of Katherine after first being spotted in 2010

While you are at the office answering emails, Australia's Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife rangers are out there wrangling crocodiles as part of their day job.

A Department of Tourism and Culture spokeswoman said rangers removed the 600kg croc from a trap at a private property at Taylor's Park.

"We've called it a lot of things over the years because it's been so hard to catch", senior wildlife officer John Burke quipped.

The crocodile, a male, was "removed" to "help prevent human interaction in the more populated areas", the Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife said in a Facebook post.

A monstrous 600-kilogram crocodile has been nabbed in the Northern Territory after eluding rangers for 10 years.

The Washington Post reports the near decade-long hunt for the croc known as "big fella" ended after rangers set a trap in the Katherine River last week.


The crocodile was taken to a farm outside Katherine where it's likely to become the newest tourist attraction. The largest crocodile ever captured in the region was a 20-ft. -long croc, nabbed in 1974.

"Large crocodiles can move around Top End waterways undetected and you should always be crocwise", she said. This year, 190 have been captured. "This is the biggest saltwater crocodile..."

The 4.7m beast was found in a trap downstream from the northern outback town of Katherine after first being spotted in 2010.

Saltwater crocodiles have seen a population boom since becoming a protected species by federal law in 1971, Northern Territory-based crocodile expert Grahame Webb said.

Generally, crocodiles live an average of 70-years, though a rare few exceed 100.

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