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Posted: 10/11/2004 10:44:44 AM EST
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=583&e=8&u=/nm/20041011/od_nm/australia_crocodile_dc


SYDNEY (Reuters) - A 60-year-old woman jumped on the back of a crocodile as it dragged a man from his tent in northern Australia on Monday, but was then attacked by the crocodile, which dragged her toward the ocean until it was shot dead.


The 60-year-old woman and 34-year-old man suffered broken limbs, cuts and bruises in the attack by the 12.6 foot crocodile, said wildlife and rescue officials.

The attack occurred around 4 a.m. as the man slept in a tent with his wife and child on the shores of Bathurst Bay, 186 miles north of Cairns in Queensland state.

"The crocodile walked into the tent and dragged the man out," said Stephen Pemberthy from the Royal Flying Doctor Service, which airlifted the injured campers to hospital.

"A 60-year-old woman in an adjacent tent heard the commotion and jumped on the crocodile," Pemberthy told Reuters.

The crocodile let go of the man and bit the woman, pulling her toward the water before another person shot it dead.

The injured campers managed to set off a rescue beacon, capturing the attention of government wildlife officials in the area who were eradicating wild pigs.

The wildlife officials evacuated the campers to a nearby ranger station at Lakefield National Park and the Royal Flying Doctor Service flew them to a hospital in Cairns.

The man suffered a broken leg and arm and cuts and bruises, while the woman had an arm broken in the attack.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 10:45:55 AM EST
Thank God someone there still carried a firearm.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 10:45:56 AM EST
Fiftycalibre needs to see this
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 10:54:53 AM EST
Baddass grandma there

Hope no LA wildlife/fishery people are reading this, but me and some friends actually tried wrestling an alligator one time (albiet it had aleady been shot in the stomach with a .308). If you jump on their backs, grab their jaws and hold them closed, its pretty easy. They have the bite of a pitbull on steroids, but their muscles won't allow them to open their mouths with the same strength.

Ahh, midnight trips to the river with an ice chest of beer will make you do some stupid things
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 10:58:05 AM EST
good thing they banned guns in australia, they obviously have no use for them
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 11:02:44 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:18:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By ajm1911:
Fiftycalibre needs to see this



Made a diff thread on it


Hope no LA wildlife/fishery people are reading this, but me and some friends actually tried wrestling an alligator one time (albiet it had aleady been shot in the stomach with a .308). If you jump on their backs, grab their jaws and hold them closed, its pretty easy. They have the bite of a pitbull on steroids, but their muscles won't allow them to open their mouths with the same strength.


With crocs, you gotta watch out for their tail. Tail is fuckin muscular and if you catch it with your head or chest, you will get smacked down badly and it will then own your arse. There are some documentaries out there where they dont have enough people to pin down a croc, so they gotta run like fuck! Dunno if it happens with steve irwin cos I dont watch the bugger
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