62yo attacked by crocodile

Manus PPC, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said the deceased, Sokal Silikara, was out fishing last Thursday when he was attacked.

Sadly, he could not be saved by his brother and others on the boat.

His body was retrieved and taken to the Lako Health centre but was pronounced dead. It was later taken to the Lorengau hospital morgue.

PPC Yapu warned the villagers at Lou and Baluan islands to look out for crocodiles in the area and report any sighting to police.

Reptile surprises Melbourne walkers

Two people came across the one-metre-long reptile while walking in Heidelberg Heights about 8:30pm local time on Monday night.

It was "sitting quietly" on a footpath in the front yard of a business on Waiora Road, police said.

Officers were called to the scene, but decided to hand the case over to the experts and a reptile catcher came to help.

The catcher will look after the crocodile until staff from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning can collect it, police said.

India man wakes up to crocodile shock

Dasharath Madkami said he found the animal when a strange sound woke him up at around 03:00 local time (21:30 GMT).

He raised the alarm to alert other villagers, who overpowered the reptile and tied it to a tree.

The panicky villagers initially wanted to kill the crocodile, but were dissuaded by the headman.

Local wildlife authorities eventually came and rescued the animal.

There was some dispute over where it could be released.

Crocodile bites teenager 'dared' to jump into Queensland river

Innisfail's Lee de Paauw was grabbed on the left arm by a crocodile as he was climbing out of the Johnstone River on Fitzgerald Esplanade about 2:30am.

The 18-year-old managed to punch it with his right arm and escape.

Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) called to the scene were initially told the teenager's hand had been amputated.

"He is very lucky. Initial reports was that his hand was completely amputated and on arrival that was not the case," QAS supervisor Rita Kelly said.

Sepik River Crocodile Festival set for tomorrow

The Sepik River Crocodile Festival is a three day cultural celebration staged annually in Ambunti, East Sepik Province, of Papua New Guinea.

The festival is usually held every first weekend of August and this year, it will be celebrated tomorrow (Friday 5th) through to Sunday, August 7th.

The year 2016 marks the festival’s 10th anniversary. It celebrates one of PNG’s famous tribal heartland and the significance of the well-regarded crocodile - a significant part of the Sepik culture.

Alligator Kills Burglar Who Hid From Police

Matthew Riggins, 22, had told his girlfriend he would be in Barefoot Bay to carry out a series of burglaries with another suspect.

Brevard County Sheriff's Major Tod Goodyear said authorities received calls on 13 November about two suspicious men dressed in black walking behind homes in the area.

Deputies said Riggins called his girlfriend to tell her they were being chased and were hiding after they responded to the calls along with a police dog.