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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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I prefer the real Crocodile Dundee.

That’s not a knife… That’s a lame youtube video.

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Crazy Video: Raccoon steals carpet! As woman kills crazy raccoon that attacked a child.

In animals, Crazy News Video of the Week, Crazy Video, Raccoon, Uncategorized, wild animals, Woman kills raccoon, World on August 10, 2007 at 5:15 pm

Oh YEAH! Its Friday…..You all know what that means…… Yes, it’s time for another instalment of…..

The Crazy News Crazy Video of the Week!

In this Friday’s crazy video, a devious raccoon decides that a 5-finger discount on a nice looking carpet door mat is in order. After slowly sneaking in through a doggy door, the raccoon slowly claws the carpet, and in the blink of an eye, is back off into the night.

Raccoons have an amazing ability to open many closed containers, despite having no opposable thumbs like us humans.

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They also have a reputation for being clever and mischievous; in fact, their intelligence and dexterity equip them to survive in a wide range of environments and are one of the few medium-to-large-sized animals that have enlarged its range since human encroachment began.

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Raccoon’s are now my new favourite animal! Little devils they are…

UPDATE:

Well, well, well. Good things come in 2’s.

Less than a day after The Crazy News decided to feature a devilish raccoon as the Crazy Video of the Week, shocking news comes out of the US.

40-year-old Denise Morrison was taking a leisurely stroll thought some woods in Connecticut with a group of children, when a raccoon seemingly came out of nowhere and bit one of the children, a 5-year-old boy, on the leg.

“It went right for us, it wasn’t stumbling around,” Denise told local media.

Denise pulled the raccoon off the child, and told the kids to run for their lives and head for home. From then on it was just woman on raccoon. Going toe-to-toe in the woods alone.

She went into full action mode, and instead of using a stick or a foot to beat the rabid creature, Denise chose a more aggressive style, knelling on the raccoon with both legs and then strangled the animal to death.

You go girl!

“It felt like a long time… I knew if I hit it, it might attack someone else, or me,” She said.

Local authorities praised Morrison as a hero.

“She had the presence of mind to choke it…she is one tough lady,” a local animal control officer said.

“She wrestled a 25-pound raccoon and kept her cool.

“She let the kids run away. It was what any mother would do…she is amazing, a pioneer mom,” a local policeman said.

The carcass was taken to a state laboratory where, unfortunately, it tested positive for rabies.

Denise and the boy are undergoing rabies treatment.

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Monkey smuggled onto passanger plane under man’s hat.

In Air travel, animals, Monkey, News, Odd News, Peru, Travel, US News, wild animals, World on August 8, 2007 at 10:01 pm

A load of monkey business I say. 

What that in your hat, sir?

Passengers onboard a United States domestic flight between Fort Lauderdale, Florida and New York’s LaGuardia airport must have been a little bit freaked out when they realized a man who they thought was flying alone, actually had a small cousin with him.

Media reports say,

That sometime during the flight north, passengers and crew spotted a very small and extremely cute Marmoset monkey emerge from under the mans hat (I’ll speculate that it was a Panama hat) and perche itself on the mans ponytail.

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Once caught with the little cutey, the man spent the rest of the flight with the pint sized New World monkey in his hands and lap.

After Flight 180 touched down, the man and monkey were met by authorities at the gate in New York. A spokesperson said he was not aware of what charges the man could face.

“We’ve contacted health officials, and man and monkey will be turned over to appropriate officials. He was never on the loose in the airport,” reporters were told.

The man and his little primate buddy began their journey in Peru’s capital Lima; it is not known how the pair eluded detection in Lima and during the man’s several-hour layover in Florida.

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Marmosets are of the order Callithrix, with at least 18 species of the money found worldwide. It is not clear what species of Marmoset was involved in the monkey in hat on plane incident.

In the wild they are highly active and eat a diet mainly of fruit, insects and leaves.

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Authorities in New York said the monkey appeared healthy and in a good condition. The U.S. Centre for Disease Control and Prevention was planning to take it for disease testing and keep it quarantined for 31 days.

Marmoset’s are popular as pets in South America and are sold to people illegally all over the world for high prices, many species are also endangered due to human induced habitat loss.

Meanwhile, in other monkey business…

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A White-faced Capuchin who escaped from the Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo in Mississippi, USA, has been recaptured.

The monkey, who has a history of daring escapades, was caught by a motorist after being on the run for almost a week. In the escape, Oliver the monkey led staff on a wild chase through the park’s trail system before eventually eluding them.

White-faced Capuchin’s are also known as the White-headed Capuchin, and are native to South America.

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About six years ago the monkey escaped and ran amok on the grounds of Tupelo Country Club.

The motorist who captured Oliver was rewarded with a weekend stay at a hotel, and offered a case of bananas, which was declined.

Marmoset’s chilling at the zoo.

UPDATE: Local New York News media are reporting that the monkey wasn’t actually a Marmoset, as fist reported, but a Spider Monkey!

That’s one of these little fellas….

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 See a local news, video report right here!

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Sheep 1- Fox 0. Flock fights back as yellow bellied fox ends up in tree!

In 2007, animals, europe, Farm Animals, Farming, Fox in Tree, Germany, News, Odd News, Weird News, wild animals, World, World News on August 8, 2007 at 2:09 am

When a German fox wondered into a meadow looking for a nice meal, he got a hell of a lot more than he bargained for…

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With a juicy young lamb in his sights, Mr. Fox thought he was home sailing, but one of the rams in the field that day had other ideas.

The aggressive sheep, not interested in having one of the flock’s younger members doing a disappearing act, unexpectedly charged at the stunned fox, and hunter became hunted.

The fox took flight, literally, scuttling up a nearby tree where it remained for quite some time, before making a quick dash back to the den.

They don’t make them as tough as they used to be.

Source: Bild

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