Human remains found inside huge crocodile

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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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Estuarine crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), lunging for a Magpie goose. Northern Territory, Australia. (Photo by Auscape/UIG via Getty Images)
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