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On the Need for Improved Crocodile Escape Strategies February 13, 2014

Posted by geoff in News.
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What to do when a crocodile attacks?

Plan A: Run up the nearest tree!

Uh-oh.

As far as discoveries go, this is a somewhat terrifying one, assuming one has a healthy respect for crocodiles on the ground: They can climb and perch in trees, and really climb, with researchers spotting them more than a dozen feet from the ground.

Four species were identified as able to climb trees, and were spotted, in once case, as high as 13 feet above the ground—and as far as 16 feet down a branch.

Back to the drawing board.

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1. skinbad - February 13, 2014

I recall our resident crocodile doesn’t like getting pepper-sprayed in the face. If that doesn’t work, distract him with some nice pens.

2. Retired Geezer - February 13, 2014

*adds pepper spray to list of crap I carry with me*

3. OBF - February 13, 2014

Sobek needs a ladder; can’t play in any crocodile games; has a red nose.

4. Sobek - February 16, 2014

Just for the record, crocodiles really hate getting kicked in the balls.


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