In Australia there are two types of crocodiles, the freshwater crocodile, (or croc) and the saltwater crocodile known as a “salty”. The salt water crocodiles are usually a lot bigger, but don’t be fooled, they also are known to spend time in freshwater swamps and rivers, especially in the wet season, or even move way downstream in the dry season, they are not restricted to salt water, but it is only the salty’s that you may see at the beaches in far North Queensland, or the Northern Territory, also Western Australia.
There are a stack of tours in OZ for crocodile watching, and it is not uncommon to see a freshwater crocodile along side a saltwater crocodile. There are even tours, were you can feed the crocodiles in the wild, the boats stop, and you hold up a piece of meat, and the crocodile will actually jump way out of the water and grab the meat, similar to what you have seen dolphins do for fish.
(No Swimming photo:- Wikipedia via NT tourism)
Man fights for his life with a 4m crocodile.(Weipa Queensland)
A Weipa fisherman fought for 40 minutes to free himself from the jaws of a 4m crocodile by holding on to mangroves and punching the monster with his bare fists.
The 28-year-old of Weipa has told how the 4m croc kept rolling “around and around” in the death roll trying to drag him into deeper water. Courier Mail.
Photo’s from Monster Croc Picture Gallery from the Northern Territory News.
Dad wrestles croc. (Weipa Queensland)
A Father of three has told how he fought for his life with a 3m crocodile that dragged him under at a north Queensland waterhole.
Weipa miner Eddie Sigai said he desperately kicked, punched and gouged the crocodile after it latched on to his left hand as he swam with his daughters Jennifer, 17, and Monica, 12, at Beening Creek last Saturday.
“I thought to myself, this is it, I am dead.” Courier Mail.
Crocs in the City Picture Gallery from the Northern Territory News.