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Two Ton Tripod Brutus

I've got a bite... Beastly Brutus gives tourists a scary snap

By Richard Shears

Last updated at 9:00 AM on 13th July 2011


The tourists had paid for a close-up view of crocodiles – and when this beast burst from the water they certainly got their money’s worth.

For when it comes to crocs, they don’t come much bigger than Brutus.

Lured by a tour guide dangling kangaroo meat from a pole, the 18ft, two-ton monster was, er, snapped by photographer Katrina Bridgeford, who was on the Adelaide River cruise with her family.

‘It got the adrenaline going,’ Australian Mrs Bridgeford said. ‘It was so close you could almost touch it.’
She recalled that when her son Dylan, 11, saw the massive creature rise out of the water he had only two words to utter - 'Holy crap!'

Brutus is missing his front leg following what is believed to have been a confrontation with a shark in the river's estuary - leaving many people to wonder just how big the shark was.

'When it came up out of the water there were a lot of "Oos" and "Ahs",' said Miss Bridgeford.

'I wasn't expecting anything like this. I couldn't believe how close it got to us.

'If you had put your hand out you would have been able to touch it - if you'd dared.'

Jumping crocodile cruises are a major tourist attraction in the Northern Territory, where the Crocodile Dundee movies, starring Paul Hogan, were shot.
Thousands of the monsters live in waterways around the Darwin region, resulting in the local government erecting signs in tourist areas warning people not to swim or wash their vehicles in the water.

They are also told not to camp near rivers because crocodiles roam up to a mile inland.

Several people have been killed by the reptiles over the years.

Three people were taken by crocodiles in northern Australia in 2009 alone, including an 11-year-old girl who was playing with friends in the Black Jungle Swamp near Darwin.


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Old 07-13-2011, 03:47 PM
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Re: Two Ton Tripod Brutus

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Re: Two Ton Tripod Brutus

wouldnt mind seeing how big that is. cant find any other pix of brutus =/


this pic was taken on a beach in darwin back in april, wonder what happened to this croc, maybe brutus ate his head & tail.


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A SAFETY crocodile has been found on a beach in Darwin.

Safety crocodiles are those that have had their heads removed. They are less bitey that way.

The croc was found on the beach between Lake Alexander and Pee Wee's restaurant off Alec Fong Lim Drive in East Point Reserve.

The headless crocodile was also tailless, meaning in all it was only about a 1.5m trunk with legs.

A group calling itself the Easter Orphans noticed the safety croc when celebrating their Easter on the quiet beach.

The crocodile appeared to have been slaughtered overnight or early yesterday morning.

The NT News believes the crocodile was shot inside a trap at Woods Inlet and then dragged out to the beach where it was cut up.

In December, amendments to existing laws made it an offence to interfere with or damage crocodile traps, with a fine of up to $6500 or a maximum of six months in prison.

The act expanded the definition of interference of a trap to mean touching, standing on, entering, moving or otherwise disturbing a crocodile trap owned by the NT Government.


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Re: Two Ton Tripod Brutus

Hmm. Hard to say, almost looks too clean to be from a massive jaw tearing flesh, can't be sure. And by it's rear leg, a portion of it's tail? Almost looks to be cut with a blade. Interesting.

But yeah, hopefully more pictures of Brutus will become available. The guy visible on the boat with a camera has a fairly decent angle.

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Damn, next time I'll read the story more carefully before I comment, Gutts.

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