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Humongous 12-foot crocodile closes popular beach

Humongous 12-Foot Crocodile Closes Popular Beach
The good news is ... it wasn't a shark that closed a popular Australian beach. The bad news? It was a 12-foot crocodile.



"That's not what you wanna see when you're dipping in that water," WFLD anchors said. "Wildlife officials say they're planning right now to track down the animal to try and move it to a new location, which, of course, would be very far away."

Courier-Mail says if caught, the crocodile will likely be brought to the Malcolm Douglas Wilderness Wildlife Park.

New York Daily News says the big reptile seemed to be hanging 10 when the photo was snapped Saturday.

And Courier-Mail quoted the photographer behind the amazing photos, Sharon Scoble. She said, "He was a big boy - his head was huge."

Definitely not something we'd want to see when hopping in the water. But, hey, it's better than a shark, right? Okay, maybe not.

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Jeff February 25 2014 at 5:15 PM

I heard that crocks like dark meat!!!!

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Moe February 25 2014 at 7:46 PM

call the "GATOR-BOYS"

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lbe4707084 February 25 2014 at 3:24 PM

Geez, what a great pair of shoes.

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philsun73 February 26 2014 at 1:52 AM

It seems like most make jest of this. The Croc, is a long way from its natural habitat, and this should be taken as a warning that there could be even more lurking close by. I'd at least keep open eyes. Crocs are more agressive than Gators, and should be greatly feared.

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bpwws philsun73 February 26 2014 at 2:09 AM

Actually, there are a lot of crocs on Australian beaches. They aren't far from their natural habitat at all.

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jkstray bpwws February 26 2014 at 3:54 AM

Just what I was going to say.

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bronxputo philsun73 February 26 2014 at 3:24 AM

No it's not. They are just as comfortable on Salt water as fresh water. How do you think they got the nick name " Salties" ?

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lc5401 February 25 2014 at 4:20 PM

It's just as bad if not worse than a shark. After you run out of the water the croc can still follow you.

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vindjr101 February 25 2014 at 5:00 PM

I think It would make a great pair shoes and a nice belt with matching wallet

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ndobedo vindjr101 February 25 2014 at 5:20 PM

Where is Tarzan when we need him ? Ha, Ha, Ha

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George February 25 2014 at 4:36 PM

It would be nice if AOL blocked these adds from the comment section. If one makes the mistake of replying they are like the seven year itch and can't be gotten rid of. Maybe time to change from AOL. The croc pictured is a huge one and will be tough to capture and remove from the water. Good luck and stay safe.

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neutralslamm February 25 2014 at 3:48 PM

Hmm, must be hungry and waiting for a surfer, lol

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lemmonherk February 25 2014 at 10:16 PM

Don't you people READ THE ARTICLE?! This was in AUSTRALIA. The NRA doesn't belong in this discussion AT ALL. Also, don't you watch Discovery Channel or NatGeo? There are lots of documentaries on "freshies" and "salties", meaning fresh-water and salt-water crocodiles.

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