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Swimming in the 'Top End' here is more fun than most places :)
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Ferret
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Swimming in the surf at our 'Top End' here in Australia is more exciting than in most places

This is a 2.5 meter saltwater crocodile at the beach in Darwin.

Quick, where is the croc repellent rofl

Its not so bad though. They scare the sharks off.

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holy cow!!  Keep your violin playin' fingers away from the likes of those, John!

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wow, for some reason i had no idea there were crocs in Australia! umm i think i'll leave the surf for those guys though. don't know which one is worse a shark or a croc. at least the shark can't really chase you on to shore!  

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That looks like a really fine starter kit for a nice pair of boots, with enough left over for a belt and a hat band.  

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Uzi said
That looks like a really fine starter kit for a nice pair of boots, with enough left over for a belt and a hat band.  

You are totally right Karl @Uzi 

How about you come down here and catch him for me.

I'll supply the bandages...... And ambulance  rofl

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I might not have to travel that far. They just caught a Nile Croc in Florida, so maybe there's still hope for some croc boots locally.   Not as big as those salt water guys guys you have, but apparently they're very frisky.    

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/l.....92221.html

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@Ferret WOW!!

My Dad who lived in southern FL at the time is a sports nut and was always betting out on the golf course.  There are a few alligators in the lagoons that dot the golf courses in southern FL.  One day he spotted an alligator in one of the lagoons.  He announced to his buddies, "I bet I can hit that gator with this golf ball."  His buddies took him up, Dad threw the golf ball and sure enough hit the gator right on the top of his head [he promises me he did not throw the ball very hard].  To the amazement of all present the gator shot up into the air and did a full back flip before landing back in the lagoon.  Dad's buddies paid him off.

Fast forward a few weeks, Dad was golfing with another set of buddies came up to the lagoon and spotted the top of the head of the alligator.  He said to his buddies you have got to see this.  He threw another golf ball at the gator's head and hit it.

Ever so s-l-o-w-l-y a man who had been diving for golf balls stood up!!!  The top of the man's head and upper edge of his mask looked just like the alligator!!

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Hey Ferret - next time you should try riding him - looks like he'd make a dandy surfboard, especially if you muzzle him first so he can't bite you!rofl 

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Hey Ferret - next time you should try riding him - looks like he'd make a dandy surfboard, especially if you muzzle him first so he can't bite you!rofl 

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Put a muzzle on him? No way. That would take all the challenge out of it.rofl

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Hahaha too funny @Schaick.

 

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Yep, much as I love swimming in the surf, we often have one of these buggers on the beach or cruising the shallows.  Just part of life in the tropics, but unfortunately they don't eat box jellyfish, and it's that season again, so no swimming.

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