Crocs are cruisin'?

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Re: Crocs are cruisin'?

Postby fishing addict » Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:25 pm

The guy that was pulled from the canoe in the Herbet was an idiot. Had his wife in the canoe and paddled up real close so he could get a "good photo". he was pulled from the kayak in front of his wife's eyes. Happened about 10 years ago but should serve as a good reminder for those who "just want a look".

A friend of mine owns one of the huts near the mouth of the herbet.
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Re: Crocs are cruisin'?

Postby nqkayaktours » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:02 pm

fishing addict wrote:The guy that was pulled from the canoe in the Herbet was an idiot. Had his wife in the canoe and paddled up real close so he could get a "good photo". he was pulled from the kayak in front of his wife's eyes. Happened about 10 years ago but should serve as a good reminder for those who "just want a look".

A friend of mine owns one of the huts near the mouth of the herbet.


Wow that long ago. But thinking back, yeah your right, it would be 8, even 10yrs ago. Time flies when your haven fun they reckon. Still not good. Common sense seems to be forgotten these days.

There is always a chance (although slim, but there), of being taken by a croc in a yak off our coast. But they are out there cruising past. There have been sightings here in the last two weeks. One in the marina not long back, and recently that big one in the harbour having a look around. And if they hungry we are just below their belly line. :grin: If one is mentioned on the news dont go out. But it could be the one that no-one has seen, and just happens to be there when you are, that could be the problem. Best way is to take a swag of others out with you. Lessens your chances of being taken. :wink:

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Re: Crocs are cruisin'?

Postby Whisky » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:49 pm

Hey mate, you have just proved the point with all your information, that you were trying to argue against, that those can be seen floating in the sea are NOT the most dangerous. :blah: :lol:

In crocs terms, those incidents are more like harassments rather than the animal seriously treating the victim as meal. Harassments of course can kill but nothing like those events that victims are already between the jaws before realizing it is a croc.
Yes, risk is still there, but it will be 10s 100s or even 1000s times safer just by avoiding those situations (near or in estuaries, before/after sun transit, unusual frequent sightings, creating commotion, dismount to retrieve the lure, not paying attention to a floating log etc).

Lodo is correct, it is the sun that will certainly kill you eventually. Mitigate the biggest risk first. :cool:
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Re: Crocs are cruisin'?

Postby nqkayaktours » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:11 pm

Whisky wrote:Hey mate, you have just proved the point with all your information, that you were trying to argue against, that those can be seen floating in the sea are NOT the most dangerous.

Not at all. Ready what i said. Maybe i need to elaborate a bit more. My bad there.
nqkayaktours wrote:There is always a chance (although slim, but there), of being taken by a croc in a yak off our coast.

Thats true. And even more enhanced of being taken if you go into the estuarine systems. But just because they are cruising does not mean you are safe by any means. They still need to eat. For those just cruising, please tell me what the ones they see out on the GBR eat? Yes they are seen right out on the GBR.
No matter how quick you are on a yak, they are quicker. But yes you are right, keep well away from them as best you can.
fishing addict wrote:The guy that was pulled from the canoe in the Herbet was an idiot. Had his wife in the canoe and paddled up real close so he could get a "good photo". he was pulled from the kayak in front of his wife's eyes.

Yes i heard that story too. As well as him throwing lures at it, and others. Point is, he is a croc statistic. But feel free to go down the Bohle in your yak or canoe.

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