Was it really 10 years ago? Being a student of history, if not actually living in the past officially, Coconut notes it was 10 years ago this week that a local croc named Allan made it into the headlines, locally and probably much further afield, by biting an overly inquisitive tourist on the knee. Allan was a resident of Mason Creek at the time. Apaprently a Belgian tourist walked toward the crocodile and splashed the water in order to get a “better” photo. He did get a snap, just not the kind he wanted.