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  Viewed in a croc farm, nice and safe.
by iandsmith
 
 

Yes, they are primaeval, yes, they will eat you (after they've stored you in an underwater burrow to rot for a while), and yes, most people want to see one.
Bland though it may be to some, without question the safest way is a crocodile farm. They can be found mostly in Queensland (Steve Irwin's is on the Sunshine Coast just north of Brisbane) and the Northern Territory.
If you want to see them in the wild, you may wish to take a river cruise, especially in the Northern Territory, where crocs expect you and will leap out of the water to take pieces of meat.
If you want to see one by yourself, the risk is yours. Going into their territory, i.e. the water, is asking for trouble, as several tourists have found to their horror.
They are a protected species so shooting them is not an option.
If you're on a riverbank you're not safe either. Remember, a lot of their prey is snatched off just such a spot.
Also, saltwater crocs can be found way out at sea and way inland. Don't think you're safe fifty kilometres either side of the coastline, you're not.
You have been warned.

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  • Written Jan 2, 2003
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