After searching for eight years, wildlife rangers finally captured a giant saltwater crocodile in Australia. The crocodile which weighs about 600kg and 15 foot long was caught in a trap downstream in a town in Katherine. According to a wildlife ranger, they moved the giant reptile which is about 60 years old away from the town to a crocodile farm to protect lives of people living in the area.
In the Northern region of Australia, the massive crocodile is one of the biggest crocodile to be captured. While speaking with a Australian Broadcasting Corp, ranger John Burke said;
“It is a bit of a thrill but you’ve also got to admire the size of the animal and how old it is. You’ve got to have a bit of respect for it.”
With the strength of the saltwater reptiles, they have the capability of prevailing over any animal that comes to their territory.
WHAT YOU DID NOT KNOW ABOUT SALTWATER CROCODILES
- The saltwater crocodiles are the largest reptiles in the world
- They are widely distributed from Palau to Australia
- They can swim at the speed of 24kmph
- When young, they feed on fish and as adults, they feed on turtles and mammals
- Of all the animals, they have the highest bite force
News Source: Washington post