Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Croc Update

Camera-shy croc snaps tourist | "A BELGIAN tourist tried to take a snap of crocodile in North Queensland, but the croc snapped first.

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) spokesman Mark Read says the 24-year-old male tourist splashed water to 'attract a crocodile' to photograph it at Cape Tribulation, about 350km north of Cairns, today.

'It wasn't a good idea,' Dr Reid said.

A 2m crocodile 'rapidly emerged' from the water and bit the tourist on the knee.

He was given first aid by a local before being taken to Mossman Hospital – almost 300km away – for further treatment."

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