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AUS Press: Monster 8m croc in Qld river

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Posted by: W von Papinešu at Tue Nov 30 07:10:46 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by W von Papinešu ]  
   

COFFS COAST ADVOCATE (Australia) 23 November 10 Monster 8m crocodile in Qld river
A pastor says he has evidence that an eight-metre croc lurks in a river in Queensland's Gulf country.
Pastor Elton Thompson said he took pictures of slide marks from the crocodile last Wednesday on the Norman River at Normanton.
"I haven't actually seen the crocodile but it was the slide marks that was left behind," Pastor Thompson told AAP.
He said he took his measuring tape down to the bank.
It's paw imprint spanned 25cm, and some claw marks went into the mud 2.5cm deep.
It measured one metre between its two back feet.
"We're predicting the croc is 1.5m to 2m two metres across its girth," he said.
"There's a possibility that the croc is eight metres."
Normanton is famous for its love affair with crocs.
An 8.64m alleged replica of a croc shot in the area in the 1950s sits proudly on the town's main street.
Pastor Thompson said the latest find is just as big.
"It's a big croc," he said.
"A few people have seen it in water. They're all saying it's about that size, if not bigger. It's pretty much the biggest croc they've ever seen."
Crocodiles are regularly seen in the Gulf country and Pastor Thompson said locals aren't spooked.
"It doesn't bother anyone. There are crocs in the rivers up here everywhere. It is part of the country."
Monster 8m crocodile in Qld river


   

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