Thursday, March 5, 2009

Palumpa croc school

A week ago, reports started coming in that children at the remote community of Palumpa in the Top End have had to brave crocodiles while walking across a flooded causeway in order to get to school. They started using a 4WD troopcarrier to ferry the kids across and were apparently attacked by 5 metre monster croc whilst crossing.

When asked about this situation the Northern Territory Chief Minister Paul Henderson said no children were "unnecessarily exposed to crocodiles" and dismissed the story as a "great territory yarn".

Despite this, rangers caught three crocodiles from the billabong, and then shot a 4.5m croc about 20 metres away from a house at the community. Maybe he was on his way to the school?

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