7 comments for “Feeling a bit of a croc

  1. August 13, 2017 at 16:25

    Dangerous? Nah. Not a bit if you know what you are doing. How does it compare, do you think, to cleaning out the fuel tanks on an F-111?

    • August 13, 2017 at 17:32

      Well yes, used to do it all the time before they crashed and became Oz’s white elephant.

  2. decnine
    August 13, 2017 at 16:35

    You just have to keep your thumbs out of the way.

  3. Mark Matis
    August 13, 2017 at 16:55

    It is actually FAR less dangerous than you think. The snare stick being used by that one officer gives him good control over the front end of the alligator. And by the way, I believe it is indeed an alligator instead of a croc. Croc snouts are generally more pointed.

    You DO want to be careful about the back end of the gator, though, because that tail is extremely powerful and can do some real damage if it hits you.

    Once they got the second snare around his snout, it gets a lot easier. Gator’s jaws are very powerful at clamping closed, but they have very little strength to open. The officer straddling his back is preparing to run a few wraps of tape – generally electrical tape – around the snout to keep it closed. All in all, they did a very good job of capturing this gator safely without harming it.

    Now all they need to do is smuggle it into the UK and release it into the Thames a couple of weeks before swan count!

    One, two, three, four, five – er, no, four – five, six, seven – no, six, no, five…

  4. Chuckles
    August 13, 2017 at 18:42

    Dangerous to whom?

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