Probably one of most stupid things I’ve seen lately

Submitted: Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 20:20
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Gidday

Getting ready for work this morning, I watched some girl on TV attempting to feed a large croc in a theme park.

This croc was no infant, and she must have been within 2-3m of it (without protection), dangling a bit of chicken on a stick.

Even if there was a fella there with a gun, she could have been taken in an instant.

What sort of message is this sending out to tourists? 'cuddle a croc a day'?

Regards

Kim
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Reply By: Gramps - Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 20:39

Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 20:39
Just a possible improvement to the overall gene pool

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Follow Up By: obone50 - Friday, May 08, 2009 at 09:51

Friday, May 08, 2009 at 09:51
Fair go.......... all occupational health and safety standards were in place. The attendant had a loaded stick! I saw it
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Reply By: Willem - Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 20:53

Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 20:53
G'day Kim

I think it may have been the weather girl on Ch 7

Nothing has changed in nearly 40 years.

I took this pic at the Cairns Croc Farm in 1970

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Crocodiles are pretty fell fed and there is no need to lunge at potential food source


Cheers
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Follow Up By: Kim and Damn Dog - Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 21:05

Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 21:05
Gidday Willem

You and I know that, but does the croc? LOL

I'd like to see that fella standing there if it was the breeding season.

My point was, that it sends out the wrong message.

Regards

Kim
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Follow Up By: Patrol22 - Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 21:15

Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 21:15
Brings back memories as I know the bloke in that pic Willem...I was one year behind his sister at Mossman High School back in the early 1960s. His name is Gary Zilfliesch (sp??) at that zoo is still operating today at Hartley's Creek on the Cook Highway 15-20 km south of the Port Douglas turnoff. I think Gary passed away some years back now.
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Follow Up By: wigger - Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 23:54

Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 23:54
Yes, that's the trouble with the ABC. why don't they stop clowning around broadcasting breakfast trivia and take a lead from
those television professionals, 7, 9 and 10.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, May 08, 2009 at 04:25

Friday, May 08, 2009 at 04:25
Kim

Yes agree, because the common sense challenged mob might go try to feed one in the wild

Patrol 22

Hartleys Creek...yes. Thanks for the reminder. Having seen that early in the piece after my arrival in the tropics I kept my distance(so to speak) from those lizards though contact was close at times up in Kakadu area.

Wigger

Who mentioned the ABC?
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Friday, May 08, 2009 at 10:15

Friday, May 08, 2009 at 10:15
"Crocodiles are pretty fell fed and there is no need to lunge at potential food source"

probabally true but never try and guess the motives for a wild animals actions - they do things for reasons humans could never comprehend - because they are animals not humans

Steve Irwin found out the hard way what happens when you try and predict the behavior of an animal with thought processes so different to your own you are kidding yourself if you thought you could
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Reply By: Member - Malcolm (Townsville) - Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 23:57

Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 23:57
Took this one at Billabong Sanctuary on Monday ...

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Reply By: kiwicol - Friday, May 08, 2009 at 18:53

Friday, May 08, 2009 at 18:53
AHHHH.!!!!! Fair go Kim. Teach the tourist to drive a tojo on Frasier before bagging a theme park. Col
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