JAW BLIMEY! Half-ton mon­ster croc is snared

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A MON­STER crocodile that ter­rorised a com­mu­nity by stalk­ing chil­dren and eat­ing dogs has been cap­tured.

It took six peo­ple and tran­quil­lis­ers to wres­tle the half-ton 4.3me­tre beast from the banks of the Daly River – south-west of Dar­win in Australia’s North­ern Ter­ri­tory.

Wildlife ranger Tom Ni­chols said the salt­wa­ter crocodile was tar­get­ing young chil­dren and had eaten sev­eral dogs as they were be­ing walked by the river near the in­dige­nous com­mu­nity.

He said the croc would have been 4.8 me­tres long if it was not miss­ing part of its tail. croc by set­ting a trap on the river bank.

Mr Ni­chols added: “There were six peo­ple who helped all to­gether. We utilised dif­fer­ent peo­ple to do it and most were watch­ing.

“It al­ways gath­ers a crowd down there when this sort of thing hap­pens.”

The beast was given a new home at Dar­win Crocodile Farm.

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