Club bares fangs for croc­o­dile’s van­dals

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - Chris Calcino

A FI­BRE­GLASS croc­o­dile that be­came a vi­ral in­ter­net sen­sa­tion dur­ing the March floods has been smashed by van­dals.

The Port Dou­glas Crocs AFL club mas­cot is in pieces af­ter fall­ing vic­tim to a sense­less at­tack over the week­end.

Club pres­i­dent Chris BradFOR sworth has taken to so­cial me­dia to try to find the cul­prit.

“This big fella has been used in clink theatre pro­duc­tions, game day at the Crocs, he has been a favourite with kids to climb on and re­cently gained 975,000 clicks on our Face­book site ear­lier this year when a pic­ture of him in the floods went vi­ral,” he said. “Why would some­one do this?”

Mr Bradsworth said he was yet to get any leads.

The mas­cot be­came a celebrity dur­ing March af­ter Mr Bradsworth posted an image of it loung­ing on a flooded foot­ball field while kids stood nearby.

Spec­u­la­tion over whether it was a real croc or a photoshop job was rife un­til the club re­vealed it was a life-size replica.

Pic­ture: SUP­PLIED

Van­dals smashed the Port Dou­glas Crocs AFL club’s fi­bre­glass croc­o­dile mas­cot.

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