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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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richagrig February 26 2014 at 1:02 PM

New boots for someone, and some crock pie....m-m-m-m brake out the barbie

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lawnboy0918 February 26 2014 at 7:53 AM

No,they will track down the animal and kill it, they always say that they will take it to a different location or to some animal refugee, just to keep certain people in their place.

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Ripper February 26 2014 at 7:47 AM

Ohhhh, Scary! Are you kidding me, 12 feet. I have bigger gators behind my house in the nature reserve pond bigger then that one on an every day basis. Right now there is a good 15 foot gator out there and once in a while I have seen 20's. Plus a couple of them I know that grew up in the pond since I lived here 10 years ago.

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richagrig February 26 2014 at 1:03 PM

Excatly the way to keep everybody happy. They should do that to some politicians...Take them out to the woods yah...

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Tommy February 26 2014 at 7:15 AM

Hmmm... Croc vs. Shark... Crocnado... Sharkcrocnado... Geez, where's the SyFi channel producers when you need them!

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tootiesandi February 26 2014 at 7:11 AM

More reason to put a pool in my back yard!!

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Tommy February 26 2014 at 7:15 AM

Yep. So you can have your own Croc. I hear ya!

LOL!, just joking!

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harrycory February 26 2014 at 7:04 AM

Yum, yum eat 'em up.

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Larry February 26 2014 at 6:51 AM

Wonder if crocodile taste good to a great white shark?

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pikahereandthere February 26 2014 at 6:22 AM

what beach? what state? I don't feel like watching the video, and they couldn't even state that in the short article?

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Dave February 26 2014 at 6:27 AM

It was in Australia!!

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ronsterishere February 26 2014 at 7:38 AM

" ... it wasn't a shark that closed a popular Australian beach." I don't think they have States in Australia. If you don't want to watch the video then just read? ;)

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meritaten27 February 26 2014 at 6:11 AM

Lake Placid?

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kubi490 February 26 2014 at 5:51 AM

this crocodile is in his environment where he belongs.....the water

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