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In a while crocodile: safaris yet to be snapped up by Australia
In a while crocodile: safaris yet to be snapped up by Australia

Australia's top official on indigenous issues said crocodile safaris should be used to help fund impoverished Aboriginal communities.

In a while crocodile: safaris yet to be snapped up by Australia
Drunken hunter fights off Australian croc with an eye-poke
Drunken hunter fights off Australian croc with an eye-poke

A tipsy goose hunter he lived to tell the tale of being attacked by a two-metre-long crocodile after poking the beast in the eye.

Drunken hunter fights off Australian croc with an eye-poke
Ultra-rare crocs survive in Philippine 'Noah's Ark'
Ultra-rare crocs survive in Philippine 'Noah's Ark'

A chorus of chirps filled the room as one of the Philippines' top crocodile breeders checked on his wards in an overcrowded 'Noah's Ark' .

Ultra-rare crocs survive in Philippine 'Noah's Ark'
©Reuters/ Mike Hutchings
Brutus the giant crocodile attacks shark in Australia

Tourists in northern Australia have been left stunned by two fierce animals going head-to-head.

Brutus the giant crocodile attacks shark in Australia
©Reuters/Philimon Bulawayo
Crete counts on cravings to catch mystery croc

A Greek reptile expert began an operation to trap a two-metre long crocodile that mysteriously appeared in a man-made lake on the tourist island of Crete last weekend.

Crete counts on cravings to catch mystery croc
Photo courtesy of ianimal.ru
Russian circus crocodile hurt by falling accountant

A crocodile was injured in Russia when an accountant weighing 120 kilogrammes (260 pounds) fell on him during a bus trip through the arctic north, local media reported.

Russian circus crocodile hurt by falling accountant
©Reuters/Romeo Ranoco
Crocodile eats boy in PNG

The limbs of an 11-year-old boy have been found inside a huge crocodile and his head discovered nearby after he was attacked in Papua New Guinea, a report said.

Crocodile eats boy in PNG
©Reuters/Mike Hutchings
Human remains found after Australian croc attack: reports

Police reportedly found human remains Tuesday in the search for a 12-year-old boy snatched by a crocodile in northern Australia, and scaled back operations to a body recovery mission.

Human remains found after Australian croc attack: reports
©Reuters/Romeo Ranoco
Boy, 12, taken by crocodile in Australia

A 12-year-old boy was feared dead after being snatched by a saltwater crocodile while swimming in Australia's Northern Territory.

Boy, 12, taken by crocodile in Australia
Australia gifts Prince George a baby crocodile
Australia gifts Prince George a baby crocodile

Australia's tropical Northern Territory presented an unusual gift to Britain's new royal baby, Prince George, a crocodile.

Australia gifts Prince George a baby crocodile
Cane toads wiping out crocodiles Down Under: study
Cane toads wiping out crocodiles Down Under: study

Australia's noxious cane toad is wiping out populations of a unique miniature crocodile, researchers warned Wednesday, with fears the warty, toxic creature could extinguish the rare reptile.

Cane toads wiping out crocodiles Down Under: study
Sunbathing crocodile shocks Indonesian beachgoers
Sunbathing crocodile shocks Indonesian beachgoers

Hundreds of sunbathers fled a popular Indonesian beach in panic when a four-metre (13-foot) crocodile laid down next to them to soak up some rays.

Sunbathing crocodile shocks Indonesian beachgoers
©REUTERS
Frenchman fights off crocodile in Australia

A French deckhand survived after a crocodile latched onto his head in northern Australia by punching the reptile repeatedly until it let go.

Frenchman fights off crocodile in Australia
Reptiles are at risk, study finds
Reptiles are at risk, study finds

Almost one in five of the world's reptile species are in danger of extinction as their habitats are cleared away for farming and logging.

Reptiles are at risk, study finds
World's largest crocodile dies in Philippines
World's largest crocodile dies in Philippines

The world's largest saltwater crocodile in captivity has died in the Philippines, 17 months after the suspected man-eater was hunted down and put on display for tourists.

World's largest crocodile dies in Philippines
©REUTERS
Girl, seven, feared taken by crocodile in Australia

Australian police searching for a 7-year-old girl feared taken by a crocodile Saturday said finding what appeared to be human remains inside a three-metre reptile was a "heartbreaking" development.

Girl, seven, feared taken by crocodile in Australia
©REUTERS
Crocodile captured in Gaza sewer: Hamas

Police in the Gaza Strip on Monday captured a crocodile that roamed the sewerage system of a town in the north of the enclave, the Palestinian territory's Hamas rulers said.

Crocodile captured in Gaza sewer: Hamas
©REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang
Man in Malaysia bitten by crocodile during toilet break

A construction worker was bitten by a crocodile during a toilet break in a river in Malaysian Borneo, but fought off the huge reptile and escaped with his life.

Man in Malaysia bitten by crocodile during toilet break
Guinness says Philippine croc world's largest
Guinness says Philippine croc world's largest

A saltwater crocodile weighing more than a tonne and suspected of killing two people in the Philippines has been declared the largest such reptile in captivity by the Guinness Book of World Records.

Guinness says Philippine croc world's largest

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