Sunday, December 23, 2012

quicko: sweetheart

Another Wikipedia post for you today, the story of the ironically named Sweetheart, a huge crocodile (thankfully dead now) I recently saw on display in Darwin:

"Sweetheart was the name given to a 5.1 metre saltwater crocodile responsible for a series of attacks on boats in Australia between 1974 and 1979. Sweetheart attacked outboard motors, dinghies, and fishing boats. In July 1979, Sweetheart was finally caught alive by a team from the Territory Parks and Wildlife Commission, but drowned while being transported when it became tangled with a log. The crocodile's mounted body is now on permanent display at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.[1]"

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