JAW BLIMEY! Half-ton monster croc is snared
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.