Aussie croc eats pet dogs, ends up in soup

Aussie croc eats pet dogs, ends up in soup

/ 12:15 PM June 13, 2024

Aussie croc eats pet dogs, ends up in soup

This picture taken on August 30, 2023 shows a crocodile swimming in a lagoon at Crocodylus Park located on the outskirts of the Northern Territory town of Darwin. FILE PHOTO/Agence France-Presse

SYDNEY — A saltwater crocodile terrorized a remote Australian community by snapping up dogs and lunging at kids — only to meet its end in a feast cooked up by locals.

The 3.6-meter (about 12-foot) reptile “had been stalking and lunging out of the water at children and adults”, Northern Territory police said in a statement.

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“The crocodile had also reportedly taken multiple community dogs.”

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After talking to elders and traditional landowners in the Bulla community, police shot and killed the scaly predator on Tuesday, police said.

“The community prepared it for a feast in the traditional manner,” they said.

The crocodile had migrated during floods earlier in the year into a river near homes in the area, about six hours’ drive south of Darwin, police said.

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The animal ended up as the main ingredient in various meals, Sergeant Andrew McBride told Australian public broadcaster ABC.

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“I believe he was cooked up into crocodile tail soup, it was on the barbecue, a few pieces were wrapped up in banana leaves and cooked underground,” McBride said.

“There was a rather large traditional feast.”

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