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Crocodile kills swimmer in Australia

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Considering how many attacks there have been in that territory, it is hard to believe someone would go for a night swim in a river known to be inhabited by crocs.

Having said that, I'll now incur the wrath of conservationists by saying that I can't stand crocodiles and wouldn't be in the least unhappy to see the species become extinct. I hope there is no cosmic karma that will result in some croc taking revenge on me in the future.

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Extinct? Are you kidding? I wouldn't want that. That could have bad effects on an ecosystem. Besides, have you ever had Croc meat? It is extremely delicious.

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I used to live on Thursay Island, between Australia and Papua New Guinea many years ago and there were crocodile warning signs at the local dump. If you had to throw stuff away you had to be pretty careful. Crocs are extremely dangerous animals.

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"The croc believed responsible has been killed"

Without a fair trial?

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extinct! that's a croc(k). they were here long before we were.

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I'd rather they go extinct. I think the ecosystem wouldn't mind.

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I am wondering how they know which crocodile was responsible? Don´t these things all look pretty similar?

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The one responsible had the person's remains in its stomach. So once they killed it, they were pretty sure they had the right one.

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I think anyone who goes swimming in known croc territory is a candidate for the Darwin award. My guess is that the person concerned was drunk.

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I'd rather they go extinct. I think the ecosystem wouldn't mind.

the "ecosystem" has seen millions of species come and go, so has the saltwater croc. It is certainly the biggest and perhaps most intelligent reptile on Earth. humans are basically a fairly new snack for crocs if you look at the big picture, we are McMegaMuffins. I dont know if the ecosystem would skip a beat or not should the salt croc disappear but do know that it SHOULDNT disappear. we should give it space. if someone parks in my garage I get arsey but I wont eat you.

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It's a shame that these three individuals were so stupid that they jump into croic infested waters. They entered his food system and after he does exactly what he was born to do, the croc if they got the right one is killed. Ironic how the croc is killed for doing what comes natural. < :-)

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Having said that, I'll now incur the wrath of conservationists by saying that I can't stand crocodiles and wouldn't be in the least unhappy to see the species become extinct.

I actually wouldn't like to see that happen. It's unfair that "dangerous" animals like crocs and sharks get such bad reputations. I would rather cockroaches and mosquitoes be extinct rather than crocs.

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Darwin at his best. How come the croc gets put down when it's obvious the drunken fools swimming in a croc habitat in the middle of the night were basically yelling, 'Come'n get me'?

Maybe police should be expending more resources in teaching the local population not to commit inadvertent suicide-by-crocodile, instead of going round revenge-killing the local wildlife.

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