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Conservation Measures in the Deep North.

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    While you guys are stirring over Pittbulls we are blueing over the crocks. The Greenies and Conservationists are upset about what happened to this saltwater gecko. Most of us feel there is plenty of room further up the Cape [York] and the Gulf [of Carpenterria] for these blokes, there are just too many around and they are no longer afraid of humans since shooting them was outlawed in the early 1960s. Many habitat the boat ramps where fools head and clean their fish or dump their left over bait. They also like the warm concrete as the bait fish do. The Greenies and animal lib people are fresh off a win having successfully got duck and Quail hunting banned. Now there are rumblings of trying to get 4WD vehicles banned from the tracks in National Parks..Some believe this is a win for conservation of one of our favourite fish the Barramundi. :cheers:
     
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    Throw another croc on the barbie?
     
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    Damn! that was a big lizzard. We occasional get poacher stories like that down here in Florida. (Up here for you aussies) Same thing with people feeding 'em. It's against the law to feed them here, but not to hunt them. Special permit is required and there is a certain season.

    Damn shame for the old guy......
     
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    I posted this one a while ago . There are just too many around now. Crocks of this size can pull a bullock or horse into the water and kill it no problem.Pigs are fair game and there are some very big wild pigs.Believe they like dogs best of all. They will watch you or an animal go to the water then next time you or it go there they will be waiting in ambush. So never go to the same spot twice when in that area.
     
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    This Mornings local news here Wed Aug17th. Has not said the location yet only a Cape york river in North Queensland. Man and his wife were fishing from their boat in the river when a large crock launched himself grabbing the man and overturning the boat.Luckily the Lady escaped but the man is missing. Some outing? Can only expect the usual B/s from the greenies and conservationists now as to how we should not be in their enviroment etc, so pitifull. That 'Crikey everythingD/H' crockerdile hunter did a big promo last week about how they need more protection than what they have already. Ah well its usually the southerners with most to say about them,none down there,hey crikey.
     
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    Im thinkin.... shoes!
     
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    good try have one lunge at the back of the boat
     
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    Lizard skin shoes???? Not for me but I know where you are coming from. Maybe George W would like a new pair of cowboy boots. Being descrete I saw two rifle covers that were made for a .303 lee enfield and a parker hale .308 out of a very large crock they looked good and appropriate.Guy tanned them himself ,said he used bark from the wattle tree. :cheers: :beer:
     
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    Our Reporters :eek: Turns out the boat was a canoe. :doh: They now claim the bloke tried to fight it off with an oar???[ maybe a paddle] eventually the crock got him and turned the canoe over. Luckily the lady was able to swim ashore. The 4 meter 13 foot Crockerdile was later shot as of tonight the man has not been found. Apparently the couple were regular visitors to the area.Canoes and crocks , bad odds there. :rolleyes:
     
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    Barry Jefferies plays ball with grandson Tyler Drummond at a family gathering


    Search for croc victim called off
    By VIKKI CAMPION and AAP
    22aug05
    POLICE have called off the search for a missing Queensland man believed fatally attacked by a crocodile.

    They conceded yesterday there was little hope of finding Townsville resident Barry Jefferies.

    Queensland Parks and Wildlife personnel will continue to monitor the area where he was attacked.

    Mr Jefferies, 60, was fishing with his wife Glenda at nightfall last Tuesday when he was dragged from their canoe by a crocodile at Cape York's Lakefield National Park.

    Mrs Jefferies returned home to Townsville at the weekend.

    A family spokesman said yesterday his family had no comment.

    "It is a bit soon," he said.

    A workmate of Mr Jefferies, Queensland Council of Unions president Les Moffitt, yesterday said police could not search forever.

    "It is very sad," he said.

    "They can only search for so long.

    "He would really need a miracle now."

    The 400kg, 3.8m crocodile believed responsible was shot on Wednesday.

    But a post-mortem examination failed to find any human traces inside.

    Police and Queensland Parks and Wildlife personnel have been searching for Mr Jefferies for several days in numerous vessels.

    They conducted a final search of the area yesterday morning.

    "All possible search avenues have now been exhausted," a police spokeswoman said.

    "A debrief of personnel involved in the search has been held and park rangers based in the national park will continue to monitor the area."

    Police said Mr Jefferies' 'torn and damaged' clothing, found in a bunch of reeds about 200m upstream from the couple's campsite on Friday, were undergoing forensic testing.

    The tests on Mr Jefferies' shirt and shorts are set to determine whether he was taken by the croc that authorities killed and how he died.

    Mrs Jefferies told police her husband had been trying to push the croc away from the canoe with a paddle when it grabbed him by the arm.

    Mrs Jefferies was thrown into the water when the boat flipped during the attack, but swam to shore and raised the alarm.

    The attack has intensified the long-running debate over whether crocodiles should be culled.

    Queensland Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg has pushed for croc culling, arguing it is vital to avoid further deaths.

    But famous crocodile hunter Steve Irwin said culling could hurt the region's ecological balance.

    "We have already taken them to the brink through hunting once before," he said.

    "We now have to learn about everything about their secret lives so we can safely live with them into the future," he said.

    Queensland Environment Minister Desley Boyle has agreed, saying a crocodile cull would only lure people into a false sense of security.



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    Lite them fawkers up and keep it a secret. If you need help, just ring. :cool: