Tuesday, October 11, 2005

On The Run

Hello People. Well, you all know I live in Crocodile Country and this article in our newspaper today just about proves it............

Taken from The Northern Territory News 12 October 2005


Crocs on the run being rounded up


RUNAWAY crocodiles continued to be caught on properties in Darwin's rural region yesterday.

It was first thought about 18 salties escaped from the Darwin Crocodile Farm at Noonamah.

But after a more thorough head count, the figure was yesterday revised up to 40.

More than half the crocodiles have been recaptured. At least one has been shot by a startled homeowner. Parks and Wildlife Minister Marion Scrymgour said about 12 were still on the run.

Residents of the area have complained that they were not warned about the escaped crocodiles. Several of the 1.2m salties were caught yesterday. Barney Barton-Ancliffe, 36, was clearing trees at the home of friend Vanessa Cuttriss in Gulnare Rd, Bees Creek, when he found a crocodile in the garden. They caught the animal with a home-made noose. "It didn't put up much of a fight,'' said Mr Barton-Ancliffe, who owns Freestyle Concrete.

"It was probably tired after walking from the croc farm.''

He said there were three slide marks leading on to the property - but only one croc was found.

The salties escaped after a farm worker left open the lower part of a door to a pen.

Ms Scrymgour, questioned by Independent Member for Nelson Gerry Wood, told parliament the farm had promised to look at security.

The farm is understood to be considering erecting a barrier in front the pens.


So, err, as you can see, I am lucky that I have not had a leg bitten off as yet. Perhaps tomorrow my luck might not be so good. So, if I don't update my blog for a while, I guess you'll know why!!

Jack Handy Thought For The Day: I bet it was pretty hard to pick up girls if you had the Black Death.


At Tuesday, October 11, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the idea of crocodiles on the run is absolutely hilarious. I keep trying to imagine a crocodile running but as far as I know, I've never seen a croc running but I've got this little cartoon image in my head of a crocodile trying desperately to run. I hope everyone understands what I'm getting it...


P.S. Ummm Anika, I'm concerned about your health and safety with these stray crocs 'running' around but if you see one call Steve Irwin because Crocodile Dundee won't be able to help you. I've heard he has retired...

At Tuesday, October 11, 2005, Blogger Anika From Darwin said...

I've heard no one can recognise him after his face lift!!

I thought the whole situation was hilarious and I made a mental note to myself when I heard the story on the radio this morning to write about it on my blog!!

At Wednesday, October 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I'm glad you mentioned it. I'm still having a little laugh over it but it is sort of serious.

You have to wonder where Mel and Vidya are. Two of our beloved quartet have disappeared. Perhaps it's time to put up some missing signs... :D


At Wednesday, October 12, 2005, Blogger Anika From Darwin said...

Perhaps the crocs got to them!!

At Wednesday, October 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, perhaps it's like a national problem or something :D


P.S. I get the feeling this idea of crocs on the run will soon become like the yellow tractor!

At Wednesday, October 12, 2005, Blogger Anika From Darwin said...

Hehe, that would be funny!!

Yoomi, it is really bothering me that no one is writing in my chatterbox........could you please write something in there so I feel better?? Thank you!!

At Wednesday, October 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the chatterbox...? I'm just wondering what's going on and yes, I just saw that column. This is cool. An extra place to write in!

Hmmm, the only problem with chattering though, Senorita Anika, is the fact that you can't separate comments out like you can with a comment but I have officially decided to chatter box from now on!


At Monday, January 22, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Barney? Never Heard of a Barney Barton-Ancliffe!!

Rob Barton-Ancliffe (Cheltenham, UK)


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