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RE: Nice Film

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Posted by: Danny Conner at Tue Feb 22 14:01:26 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Danny Conner ]  
   

I've only seen in person 3 crocs 15 foot or bigger. The first 2 were salts(hybrids?). These were at a tourist place and my limited observations, as a tourist, they acted much the same as Rex.
The third was completely different. Captive situation but not for tourist. A huge (1 acre) pen with a large pond heavily canopied. This huge American shared the pen with 6 females ranging in size from 8-10 feet. He's 14-15 feet obese I'm sure a 1000 lbs.
The owner had'nt planned on feeding that day. All he had was 2 large rabbits. When the big male saw us at the fence 30 feet away he took off at a dead run. The females scattered wildly.
One was to slow. She was 9 feet about 300 lbs. In midstride he grabbed this female and slung her out of the way like a ragdoll.
I'm looking at the fence knowing it can't stop this croc.
Wisely the owner tosses the rabbit over well before the croc reaches the fence. He jumps, catches, and chokes down the rabbit while still continuing toward the fence.
The owner throws the other rabbit and then says, let's go if we stay he'll think there is more food.
This croc is motivated. Keeping 6 females "in line" will make you that way. I'll get video. He is used to being fed on land...
but maybe we can get him in the water.
I've seen pics in Costa Rica of a bridge where tourist and locals feed crocs. They're jumping and they're big. I don't know if they are 15 feet.
I liked your video.
I taught photography lab in college for 4 years and I appreciate nice lighting.
I thought it was great, I thought Rex was great.
If it would have said," Feeding Rex", or "Teasing Rex", or "Excerising Rex" I would never have questioned his verticle leap.
I apologize to other readers who may have thought this thread to be tedious/petty.
BTW I don't think anyone on this forum will ever get tired of seeing pics of big salts. D.C.


   

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