April 12, 2009

Crocodiles Eat People Too

I don't think that I have ever been so drunk that I thought that I was invincible. Being eaten alive is on my list of things that frighten me. In fact it is within the top three.

Those of you who know me are aware that while I may have my own streak of crazy, there are simple rules. For example while I would prefer not to fight a Great White Shark in the ocean, I'd give it a go on land.

And though I'd prefer not to fight a croc, if I had a choice I'd meet it on land as well. The point being that I do my best to stack the odds in my favor.

"Northern Territory police have found the remains of the man who was attacked and killed by a crocodile yesterday near the Daly River community, 150 kilometres south of Darwin.

Early yesterday morning the 20-year-old man and a friend had been drinking, when they tried to swim across the crocodile-infested waterway near the Daly River community.

A crocodile was seen near the pair when the man disappeared.

Police set up an exclusion zone on the river as part of their search to find him.

This morning that search came to an end when rangers found his remains 80 metres downstream.
A 4.3-metre crocodile is believed to have killed the man and has been destroyed.

Duty Superintendent Jamie Chalker says the missing man was one of two who swam across the river to go and get some alcohol."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Toooobad Alcohol makes things look better sometime, but....
Who else would swim in crocodile infested waters. Someone sober?

Pleeease! Common sense is in danger of distinction. Do you die of a heart attack first or do you feel the first bbite?