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Human remains found inside huge crocodile

Human Remains Found In Australian Crocodile After Attack

A man is presumed dead and crocodiles are back in Australian headlines after police found what they believe are the remains of a man taken from his boat over the weekend. (Via Flickr / Matthew Paulson)

MSNBC reports the 62-year-old man was camping with his family Saturday at Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory, and he was fishing at the time he disappeared.

Police told Northern Territory News the man was washing or emptying a bucket inside a boat Saturday when his family members heard splashing sounds. Officers killed two crocodiles Sunday during their search.

Skye News reporter Dan Bourchier said that "Police say remains were found in one of them - at 4.7 meters long. You can only describe it as a monster croc. Of course, there's been an extensive search of the area over the last 24 hours or so."

The area the family was camping in was extremely remote. Local outlets report the man's wife and daughter-in-law had to drive two hours to get to a small town and report what happened.

Fox News) talked to wildlife experts who noted during the colder months, the animals are far less active.

ABC Australia quoted crocodile expert Graeme Webb who still cautioned, "They are serious predators and people need to always treat them seriously."

BBC reports the man's death will likely only spur more talks about whether to intervene with the animals. A 12-year-old boy was killed in January and the Australian government rejected a plan to allow crocodile safari hunting in March.

While a police supervisor has been quoted as saying the remains must be examined, the Northern Territory Police Force's Facebook page reads the missing man's body has been recovered and offered condolences to his family.

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redhotrockstar1 June 09 2014 at 11:03 AM

Don't go fishing in extremely remote, crocodile infested waters if you don't want to take the risk of being attacked! The answer to this is not 'kill all predatory animals' it's stay the f*** away from them!

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rob88mar June 09 2014 at 10:14 AM

Well the facts are people that if you go meandering around in their home just like other water/wild life occupants, don't be surprised when you get attacked just like humans try their best to kill or eliminate them when they show up on what humans consider their personal property. Funny how humans think they have the right to own all properties. Even other humans. Look what they did to the Native Americans when the "White Man" decided they wanted the American Continent and they considered the NAs less than human.

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MASTER June 09 2014 at 10:31 AM

There's probably more crocodile remains in people than people remains in crocodiles.
You go into the wild, be careful, be alert. We don't need to 'intervene' with the animals.
Their land, their rules. Accept the risks.

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bryanmerrittper2 June 09 2014 at 10:49 AM

A Crocodile will eat anything and you are just another meal if you get careless in his territory. Be aware and very careful. I have seen where people have been taken while swimming next to a sign that reads Caution man eating crocodiles!! do not swim !!! Yet they ignore the sign and go swimming anyway and then are shocked when one of them is attacked and killed and eaten. Usually a tourist and a young one who don't listen.

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rude bryanmerrittper2 June 09 2014 at 3:15 PM

I don't know how many times I told Tarzan the same thing.

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risquefem bryanmerrittper2 June 10 2014 at 1:27 AM

I have talked to people from Perth and they told me the stupid tourists do the same stupid behavior around the Great Whites. When the sharks come into shore and are hunting. Bottom line some people have no common sense.

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moonfloat June 09 2014 at 10:29 AM

So let's go on a free for all croc hunt because a few idiots choose to put their lives in danger, KNOWING these animals LIVE there!! How about human beings start using their BRAINS and common sense and staying out of the homes of wildlife?? The animals are simply doing their thing......It is humans that are intruding and should be taken away.....

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liondog96 June 09 2014 at 10:16 AM

That's unusual. The last crocodile I ran into brought my luggage upstairs and even parked my car. I gave him $2....Okay damnit! $4.

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Barbara June 09 2014 at 11:35 AM

This (alligators) is our country's answer to the fence on the U.S. borders. I'm sure the alligator farmers in Florida would love to transport some to the Mexican/U.S. border. Once the gators are there, no cost to the U.S.!!!!!!

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smiles41 June 09 2014 at 12:15 PM

Sad for the victim and his family, and of course the perpetrator of the crime is also a victim.... Sorry, but the gators were there first.

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larrykad smiles41 June 09 2014 at 3:02 PM

HERE, HERE, Totally agree. Leave them alone and they will leave you alone and that includes staying out of their homes.

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Steve June 09 2014 at 11:29 AM

Here in Florida we have alligators, and we have learned to be wary whenever we're near the water. You can always tell who the tourists are. They go down to the water and look. Floridians look, then go down to the water!!

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Mike June 09 2014 at 10:29 AM

It is outrageous when animals are valued more than humans.

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