Groper Creek Crocodile

Submitted: Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 00:38
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Check out the link below to see what they found in my Winter holiday / fishing spot. The same spot as in my profile photos

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http://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/article/2009/01
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Reply By: a convict - Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 06:26

Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 06:26
He/she certainly looks pretty fit.

..silly question, .. were you ever tempted to ' swim ' there?

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Follow Up By: Member - Tony B (Malanda FNQ) - Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 19:26

Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 19:26
Could not get above link to work too well so pasted this

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Follow Up By: Member - Roger B (VIC) - Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 21:33

Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 21:33
Swim??? No.No.No. I'm wary of puddles when North of Capricorn. In fact, I'm on the alert a good way South of Capricorn, just to be sure. They stay out of our boat, and we'll stay out of their water !!


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Reply By: Member - Julie P (VIC) - Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 08:33

Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 08:33
Huge - reminds me of a few years back - was taking photos at Ivanhoe Crossing - Kunnanurra - bloke crossing over in his 4wd - when I got them home and on the big screen - in the corner nearest us of the photo - there was a very ugly head eying us off.
Lucky I didn't know he was there - might have dropped the camera in fright. Apparently kids swim in this spot all the time - go figure
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Reply By: Kumunara (NT) - Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 10:01

Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 10:01
They just pulled a 3.5 metre saltie out of the Katherine Gorge.

If you go on a boat up the Gorge the operator in his talk will inform everyone there are only fresh water crocs in the Gorge.

They don't want to scare the tourists.




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Follow Up By: Blaze (Berri) - Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 16:10

Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 16:10
Heard about that one Steve,

Lotsa water and lotsa places to hide, will stick to sitting in the boats when where on the Katherine thanks.
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Reply By: Olsen's 4WD Tours and Training - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 10:34

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 10:34
My family used to ski in Groper creek right beside the jetty, and I often swam near the jetty as a kid. BTW the Groper Creek reserve is currently under water.
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Reply By: Member - Roger B (VIC) - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 20:40

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 20:40
Yeah. The current caretaker at the reserve says he used to swim there as a kid. It was a sandy beach at the junction of Mosquito Ck. then. They have some good photos of crocs taken recently by one of their grandkids. I bet it's under water now. They got two lots of flooding last year. If you look on my orofile photos, you'll see the Groper Ck. kiosk on high foundations. Last years flood got to the bottom of the phone box. Come the dry, you're flat out seeing a croc.. Doesn't mean they don't see you though. Cheers.

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