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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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b4dewey February 25 2014 at 9:07 PM

I just keep marking them as abusive but after marking ten or so, the joker that is suppose to be checking the post boots me from loading any more. Maybe she's under the table talking to him. Let's see if they will post that

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Jim b4dewey February 25 2014 at 9:19 PM

Happened to me too.

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jjbz821 February 25 2014 at 11:44 PM

i am truly afraid of and pertified in fact of sharks, crocodiles and snakes. YUK. I guess from now on I swim only in big pools.

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"SPARKLE" February 25 2014 at 5:20 PM

where's swamp people when you need them or gadder boys!

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Patrick February 26 2014 at 12:16 AM

Why do you call everything a "creature" when you know what it is? Horrible journalism.

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ADAM ANTMAN Patrick February 26 2014 at 1:31 AM

That's very noble of you to refer to it as 'journalism'. That's a gutsy move!

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HALFTIMEDALLAS February 26 2014 at 12:30 AM

I hope that whatever decision is (or has) made about to do about the crocodile they let it "LIVE" !

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byarsdragon February 25 2014 at 9:48 PM

What a wonderful story. Exactly, where is the TV station WFLD located? No, I did not watch the video, some of us can read and prefer reading over 2 second clip that is really about the reporter (?) Also the Malcolm Douglas Wilderness Park is located where? I know where the New York Daily News is published, but have not a clue as to where the Courier-Mail originates,

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xoebonykissesox byarsdragon February 25 2014 at 10:18 PM

This was in Australia. The only place in North America, where you find Crocodiles, is a very small part of the everglades, in Florida.

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rmcrubin February 25 2014 at 3:33 PM


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Moe February 25 2014 at 7:46 PM

call the "GATOR-BOYS"

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almanfred February 25 2014 at 10:05 PM

Just call the "Gator Boys" no problem .They will him out in no time.

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mickeybryan2009 February 26 2014 at 1:24 AM

Has anyone called Chuck Norris yet?

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LuCKeyLlady1953 mickeybryan2009 February 26 2014 at 3:01 AM

Heard they called Crocodile Dundee....he's on his way :)

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I love Snickers mickeybryan2009 February 26 2014 at 3:14 AM

WHY??????? What could he do??? Karate chop the crocodile in the water??? Don't even know if Chuck Norris can swim let alone fight a croc or a gator.

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