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Crickey!: Man stuck up tree in crocodile infested swamp for 7 days.

In amazing story, australia, Crocodile, David George, Human survival, natural world, News, Video of Crocodile Tree, wild animals, World on August 14, 2007 at 9:49 am

 Don’t look down!

Crickey!

In the true stereotypical Aussie spirit of Steve Irwin and Crocodile Dundee, a 54-year-old Australian man has spent seven nights up a tree over a crocodile infested swamp in the isolated Cape York Peninsula in Australia’s tropical north.

The man who works and co-owns a massive cattle station (ranch), called Silver Plains, was stalked by two massive crocodiles for the entire ordeal, who were waiting patiently for the man to make a slip and fall into the infested nest below.

“Every night I was stalked by two crocs who would sit at the bottom of the tree staring up at me,” David George told Aussie media.

“All I could see was two sets of red eyes below me and all night I had to listen to a big bull croc bellowing a bit further out.

“I’d yell out at them, ‘I’m not falling out of this tree for you bastards’.”

The cavalier bushman left the station homestead on horseback intending to spend a few nights out in the scrub for maintenance duties, when just before dawn on the second day he had a fall when riding, experiencing a heavy knock to the head.

The stockman managed to get back on his horse, but was too disorientated to know exactly which way to go and his ride ended up taking him into thick croc infested swamp land.

“Doing that I hit my arm and my head and was sort of half-dazed,” Mr George said.

“Then I got back on the horse … I let the horse go, knowing he’d take me home.

But his horse was not as smart as he had assumed.

“When I realised where we were, we were about a kilometre into the swamp.”

Once in the thick of it David decided to get off as the soggy ground was making it tough for the horse to move, and found himself stumbling though the marshy terrain when he came across a croc nest.

When he changed directions to flee, he soon came across another nest, and it was then that he realised that he was in serious trouble.

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Deciding that he could not lead the horse out safely without risking his own life, he left the doomed horse and made a be-line for a nearby tree and played the waiting game.

“I took the stirrup leather off and strapped myself to the tree,” he said.

“I knew I could either stay put and wait to be rescued, or venture out and chance being eaten by a croc.

“Every night from the second night on I could hear a bull croc bellowing out, and each night he seemed to be getting closer.”

Later, a search and rescue mission began, where helicopters regularly passed over the top of his position, but the bush was way too thick for crews to spot him.

The scrub was that thick they could not see me through the foliage. It was very frustrating – they flew within 20 feet (6m) of me at one stage,”

He was eventually found by an Australian Army chopper crew, and winched to safety.

He was taken to hospital with nothing but a few scratches and a serious bout of hunger.

It was unkown what happened to the horse, but one can assume it became a tasty treat for the friendly fresh water crocs. 

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Crazy Weekend: World’s Biggest Condom?, Mile High Fun, A Fishy Tale & A Shark Frenzy

In 2007, adult, adult industry, Air travel, amazing story, ancient, animals, celebrity, condom, Crazy news, England, entertainment, europe, health, Holland, hottie, Humour, indonesia, Italy, Life, natural world, Netherlands, Odd News, sex, Sex Parters, Society, The Crazy News, UK, Uncategorized, Weird News, wild animals, World News, Worlds most on July 30, 2007 at 8:05 pm

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World’s Biggest Condom?

  The Weekend that was…

The mysteries of the ocean, the lust and oddities of the sky feature in this edition of…..

The Crazy News: Quick Quotes.

UK

“We got chatting and it went a bit further. And it was every man’s dream, to be honest.”

Entrepreneur and Virgin boss Richard Branson on his joining of the ‘mile high club’ at the ripe old age of 19.

Indonesia

“It was an enormous fish. It had phosphorescent green eyes and legs. If I had pulled it up during the night, I would have been afraid and I would have thrown it back in.”

Indonesian fisherman Justinus Lahama on his astonishing catch of a rare coelacanth fish. Oceanic scientists want him to reconstruct his lucky haul so they can understand the species that is at least 360 million years old and was once thought to have become extinct with the dinosaurs.

Holland

“This is a playful way of asking for attention to the problem of sexually transmitted diseases, HIV and AIDS.”

The director of Dutch Health Services explains the motivation behind a giant condom shaped hot air balloon drifting lazily across the sky at a music/motor cross festival in Lichtenvoorde.

UK

“It was horrifying. If I’d have known it was a great white at the time I would have panicked.”

A British woman shocked to have caught a Great White Shark on film in British waters. The British media are now in a ‘Jaws frenzy’.

Italy

“The people were offloaded because they failed to comply with safety instructions when the aircraft was taxiing. Two passengers stood up and refused to sit down.”

A spokesperson explains why three Qatari princesses were kicked off a flight from Milan after they refused to sit next to male passengers they did not know.

For the record it wasn’t a Virgin flight….

“I knew that giant condom would come in handy….”


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Video: Puppy takes on rattlesnake, survives to fight another day!

In 2007, amazing story, American News, animals, celebrity, Chihuahua, chihuahua saves toddler, Colorado, dogs, Fashion Industry, Hero, natural world, News, Odd News, Paris dog, paris hilton, pets, Snakes, Uncategorized, United States, USA, wild animals, World News, Worlds most on July 24, 2007 at 2:13 am

2307_chihuahua_a_jpg318.jpg The unlikely hero.

 The most famous Chihuahua in the world is probably our friend Paris Hilton’s 3,000 Euro pet/fashion accessory Tinkerbell.

 Move over Tinkerbell

But an unlikely hero has emerged to take that most famous Chihuahua spot away.

And it has the hallmarks of an epic battle of David and Goliath proportions.

A puppy Chihuahua named Zoey is being hailed as a hero after taking on an aggravated rattlesnake who threatened a 1-year-old boy in the backyard of a town in Colorado, USA.

Media Reports:

Zoey was in her master’s back yard, July 12, in the foothills west of Loveland.

Her master, Monty Long, was sitting on his back patio watching his grandson, Booker West.

The toddler was playing by the birdbath when Zoey darted between him and a rock on the other side. The rattlesnake was on the rock.

“As soon as she went in she yipped and came running back out,” Long said.

The grandfather said he ran over and grabbed the toddler, then took him out of harms way. Then, he said, he grabbed a pipe and took care of the snake.

“It was up in the position to strike again,” Long said.

Zoey still has a one inch scar from the attack.

“Her head was the size of a large grapefruit,” said Denise Long, the boy’s grandmother. “You couldn’t tell where her eyes were… just this little button that you could tell was her nose.”

The vet treated Zoey with antivenin and blood plasma. She has since recovered from the snakebite.

Denise Long said she hated to see her dog get bitten, but she’s glad it was the dog and not her grandson.

So is the toddler’s Mom. “I was terrified,” said Lynsie West. “I used to go out on my 4 Wheeler all the time and I’d see them constantly (snakes), but it never scared me as much as it does now. Oooh, it just gives me the chills.”

Monty Long said after everything settled down and the dog was treated by the vet, he had time to stop and think about what happened, and what almost happened. “That’s when the cold chills went up my neck, for about two hours.”

Long said he’ll be keeping a closer eye on his own back yard from now on.

He said this isn’t the first time there’s been a snakebite on his property.

“About four years ago a rattler bit Cherokee (his painted horse) on the nose.”

The quick thinking Long placed a hose in the horse’s nose before it swelled shut. That action, and another call to the vet, helped save the horse.

The Longs said they understand that snakes are part of the landscape where they live.

They said they’re glad that Zoey lives there too.

“She’s not your typical Chihuahua,” Denise said, “she’s not mean; she’s just a sweet little dog.”

Yipes!

One brave little puppy dog…

Let it snow! SE Australia in a freeze.

In 2007, animals, australia, Crazy news, Kangaroo, natural world, outback, photography, Places, Weather, wild animals, World News on July 17, 2007 at 8:34 pm

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As most people in the Northern Hemisphere fry in the heat, it’s quite the opposite where I am, Down Under way.

Australia’s most highly populated area, the south east where cities like Melbourne and Sydney lie, is experiencing some of the coldest weather on record.

Sydneysiders woke up to their coldest July morning in 21 years.

Meanwhile to the south of Sydney, in the state of Victoria, roads were closed due to freezing and the city of Melbourne was hammered with high winds.

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