Mar 302017
 
POLL: Should crocodile hunting be legalized in Australia?

Two suspected crocodile attacks in the same north Queensland area within a day have prompted a bid by Katter’s Australian party to legalise hunting of the protected predators. Wildlife officers and police believe Warren Hughes, 35, may have been killed by a 4m-plus crocodile that later “charged” a police boat searching for the Cairns man’s […]

Sep 192015
 
Human activity 'driving half of world's crocodile species to extinction'

As many as half of the world’s 27 species of crocodilian face being wiped out due to human activity, although the most feared variety, the saltwater crocodile, faces a brighter future, according to a new book by a veteran crocodile researcher. Land use changes, pollution, culling and feral animal invasions mean that many crocodile species […]

Oct 242014
 
Crocodiles, Alligators Hunt in Groups, Scientist Says

Studying predatory behavior by crocodiles, alligators and caimans in the wild is notoriously difficult because they are ambush hunters, have slow metabolisms and eat much less frequently than warm-blooded animals. In addition, they are mostly nocturnal and often hunt in murky, overgrown waters of remote tropical rivers and swamps. Accidental observations of their hunting behavior […]

Aug 142013
 
Beaches without people

Australia’s Top End beaches are off limits for swimming. And for a good reason. If a Saltwater crocodile won’t get you, a Box jellyfish probably will. As a result, in contrast to the rest of Australian coastline, Northern Territory beaches are often virtually empty. And what happens if you take people away from the beach? […]

Mar 152013
 
Northern Territory Road trip (Part VII – Fogg Dam)

Fogg Dam is one of those places that you get excited about during the planning stage of your trip and it still ends up exceeding all of your expectations when you finally visit it. The dam was created to turn the surrounding area into rice paddies. The project that was later abandoned and now the […]

Jan 032013
 
Kakadu - the land of crocodiles

Kakadu National Park in Australia’s Top End has been justly called The Land of the Crocodile. Just about any body of water in the park may very well be hiding one of the world’s most formidable predators underneath its deceptively calm surface. Two species crocodile occur in Kakadu: the Freshwater crocodile (Crocodylus johnstonii) and the […]