AustraliaMonster crocodile becomes largest caught in Northern Territory this year

02:20  31 october  2018
02:20  31 october  2018 Source:   abc.net.au

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Monster crocodile becomes largest caught in Northern Territory this year© Provided by ABC News The croc measured 4.72 metres, making it the largest caught in the NT this year. What's the length of the average family car and powerful enough to devour those inside? The largest saltwater crocodile caught in the Northern Territory this year.

At 4.72 metres, the snappy saltie took the title by just 1 centimetre after being caught in a trap at Borroloola.

The new record comes after an elusive monster crocodile, thought to be one of the biggest on record, was captured near Katherine in July after a decade-long game of hide and seek.

Measuring 4.71 metres and weighing in at up to 600 kilograms, the cranky croc's title has now been narrowly surpassed.

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Monster saltwater crocodile captured in Australia. "We've called it a lot of things over the years because it's been so hard to catch ," senior The ancient reptile, which weighs a hefty 600 kilograms, is the largest saltwater crocodile to be removed from the Katherine River area, Northern Territory

After an eight- year hunt, a " monster " saltwater crocodile weighing 600 kilograms has been caught in In 2017, 371 crocodiles were captured by rangers in the Northern Territory cities of Darwin This year , 190 have been captured. The largest crocodile ever captured in Australia measured 6.4

"By all accounts, it's 1 centimetre longer than the one caught in Katherine," senior district ranger for the Gulf Region Andrew Peckham said.

Monster crocodile becomes largest caught in Northern Territory this year© ABC/ NT Parks and Wildlife The largest saltwater crocodile caught in the Northern Territory. "Because he was in such poor condition … rather than relocate to a croc farm, the decision was made for the animal's welfare not to relocate and he was euthanised."

Mr Peckham said locals were seen swimming just 50 metres away from the trap where it was caught, upstream of the Macarthur River crossing.

"Despite all the signs and all the Crocwise campaigns we have throughout communities, people still don't seem to heed warning signs," he said.

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Canberra, July 10 (IANS) Park rangers in Australia's Northern Territory ( NT ) have caught one of the region's biggest crocodiles after a decade-long hunt. NT Parks and Wildlife rangers Chris Heydon and John Burke said it was unusual to find a crocodile larger than 4.5 metres in the Katherine River

In the Northern Territories inland waters, a 15ft saltwater crocodile is considered to be rare. “Although this is the biggest we’ve caught in the Katherine “Do not become complacent or risk your life.” Croc captures are not unusual in the in the region, earlier this year seven crocodiles were pulled from the

"What happened with this one, when it was removed it was taken up to the school to reinforce that these animals, they are real, you know.

"You're living in crocodile country."

Though you probably wouldn't want to come face-to-face with the its toothy grin, the monster is dwarfed by previous records.

According to the Northern Territory Government, the largest saltwater crocodile ever caught in Australia was captured in a net on the Mary River in 1974, clocking in at 6.4 metres.

The largest saltwater crocodile ever caught in a trap measured just over 5 metres, while in recent months, authorities have captured a number of crocodiles in excess of 4 metres.

A 4.27-metre crocodile was hauled out of a creek in Darwin Harbour by wildlife rangers in June, while two salties — dubbed Gobbo and Croco — were dragged from a dam on Annaburroo Station in February.

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