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Re: Wet Season on steroids near Townsville...

Post by trekin » 04 Feb 2019, 10:16 am

Daddybang wrote:Talking about crocs in flood water...The missus just sent me this from her faceslap ..

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He was in o'riley street mundingburrah(?) :shock: :drinks:

Some of the pics coming out of there are astounding. I lived there in 1995-6 and remember it flooding but not anything like this. :crazy: :drinks:

Could wrong, but the snout on that geko looks a lot like a Johnstone's crocodile (freshwater).
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Re: Wet Season on steroids near Townsville...

Post by Daddybang » 04 Feb 2019, 12:45 pm

Rod_outbak wrote:Daddybang,

When I heard about the fake evacuation text messages going around up there, I wondered if they werent an enterprising burgular; clearing the decks to mka eife easier for him.
[Could be a bit of a worry if he finds the newly installed oversized toofy gekko in the driveway!]


Unfortunately wouldn't surprise me at all mate! :thumbsdown: :drinks:

trekin wrote:
Daddybang wrote:Talking about crocs in flood water...The missus just sent me this from her faceslap ..

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He was in o'riley street mundingburrah(?) :shock: :drinks:

Some of the pics coming out of there are astounding. I lived there in 1995-6 and remember it flooding but not anything like this. :crazy: :drinks:

Could wrong, but the snout on that geko looks a lot like a Johnstone's crocodile (freshwater).


Yeah I thought the same way but I think it's more reflection that's Makin it look like a skinny freshie snout??
Also that would almost be a record breaking size for a freshie BUT its from face slap so I can't vouch for the authenticity!! :lol: :drinks:
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Re: Wet Season on steroids near Townsville...

Post by JimTom » 04 Feb 2019, 7:00 pm

I see the local constabulary have arrested a sh1tbag for looting. What a low life piece of sh1t.
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Re: Wet Season on steroids near Townsville...

Post by trekin » 05 Feb 2019, 3:32 am

Daddybang wrote:
Rod_outbak wrote:Daddybang,

When I heard about the fake evacuation text messages going around up there, I wondered if they werent an enterprising burgular; clearing the decks to mka eife easier for him.
[Could be a bit of a worry if he finds the newly installed oversized toofy gekko in the driveway!]


Unfortunately wouldn't surprise me at all mate! :thumbsdown: :drinks:

trekin wrote:
Daddybang wrote:Talking about crocs in flood water...The missus just sent me this from her faceslap ..

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He was in o'riley street mundingburrah(?) :shock: :drinks:

Some of the pics coming out of there are astounding. I lived there in 1995-6 and remember it flooding but not anything like this. :crazy: :drinks:

Could wrong, but the snout on that geko looks a lot like a Johnstone's crocodile (freshwater).


Yeah I thought the same way but I think it's more reflection that's Makin it look like a skinny freshie snout??
Also that would almost be a record breaking size for a freshie BUT its from face slap so I can't vouch for the authenticity!! :lol: :drinks:

Just had another look at that photo and I see a pair of legs in the top right corner that put some prospective to the size of the geko, I'd say middleing size for a Johnstone's (at least for the ones we get around here, CQ), or very small for a saltie.
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Re: Wet Season on steroids near Townsville...

Post by Daddybang » 05 Feb 2019, 6:31 am

I dunno it looks like it's around half a meter across the belly (on this tiny phone screen I can't see the legs to give it the same perspective :lol: ) which is gonna make it close to three meters which is pretty big for a freshie no matter where ya are (they don't often get over the 9-10 ft mark). The other thing if its genuine is where is a freshie coming from in Townsville to end up in the streets of mundinburra? The ross etc is all salt up that end. :unknown:

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Re: Wet Season on steroids near Townsville...

Post by trekin » 05 Feb 2019, 6:41 am

Daddybang wrote:I dunno it looks like it's around half a meter across the belly which is gonna make it close to three meters which is pretty big for a freshie no matter where ya are (they don't often get over the 9-10 ft mark). The other thing if its genuine is where is a freshie coming from in Townsville to end up in the streets of mundinburra? The ross etc is all salt up that end. :unknown:

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https://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/n ... f8ccf90dd2
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https://www.australiazoo.com.au/our-ani ... -crocodile
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Re: Wet Season on steroids near Townsville...

Post by Daddybang » 05 Feb 2019, 6:56 am

trekin wrote:
Daddybang wrote:I dunno it looks like it's around half a meter across the belly which is gonna make it close to three meters which is pretty big for a freshie no matter where ya are (they don't often get over the 9-10 ft mark). The other thing if its genuine is where is a freshie coming from in Townsville to end up in the streets of mundinburra? The ross etc is all salt up that end. :unknown:

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https://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/n ... f8ccf90dd2
Edit to add
https://www.australiazoo.com.au/our-ani ... -crocodile


So it's a freshie I still can't see the legs you could. :lol: :drinks:
How big do they say it was? (Can't access the story just the photo caption)
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Re: Wet Season on steroids near Townsville...

Post by trekin » 05 Feb 2019, 7:04 am

Daddybang wrote:
trekin wrote:
Daddybang wrote:I dunno it looks like it's around half a meter across the belly which is gonna make it close to three meters which is pretty big for a freshie no matter where ya are (they don't often get over the 9-10 ft mark). The other thing if its genuine is where is a freshie coming from in Townsville to end up in the streets of mundinburra? The ross etc is all salt up that end. :unknown:

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https://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/n ... f8ccf90dd2
Edit to add
https://www.australiazoo.com.au/our-ani ... -crocodile


So it's a freshie I still can't see the legs you could. :lol: :drinks:
How big do they say it was? (Can't access the story just the photo caption)

A three metre one was reportedly sighted by emergency services on Bowen Rd near Rosslea on Sunday night. The one in that photo was described as small, but that description was by the father of the photographer who "had once lived in the Northern Territory and wasn’t bothered by the crocodile.", so what he considers big might be different to you or I. Also a photo of a freshie climbing a tree to get out of the floodwaters. :o
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Re: Wet Season on steroids near Townsville...

Post by trekin » 05 Feb 2019, 7:10 am

Daddybang wrote:
trekin wrote:
Daddybang wrote:I dunno it looks like it's around half a meter across the belly which is gonna make it close to three meters which is pretty big for a freshie no matter where ya are (they don't often get over the 9-10 ft mark). The other thing if its genuine is where is a freshie coming from in Townsville to end up in the streets of mundinburra? The ross etc is all salt up that end. :unknown:

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https://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/n ... f8ccf90dd2
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https://www.australiazoo.com.au/our-ani ... -crocodile


So it's a freshie I still can't see the legs you could. :lol: :drinks:
How big do they say it was? (Can't access the story just the photo caption)

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Re: Wet Season on steroids near Townsville...

Post by Rod_outbak » 05 Feb 2019, 7:34 am

He's not even big enough to nail the cat!

Another example of how badly taken photos can screw up your perspective...

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Re: Wet Season on steroids near Townsville...

Post by Daddybang » 05 Feb 2019, 7:40 am

This phone is f@#ked(its only eight years old :lol: ) even with the red outline and zooming in all I can see is what looks like a white? blob and when I zoom in the croc looks like its a meter and a half wide :o :lol:
I've seen freshies climb up small half submerged trees to sunbake like turtles before. I reckon it's gonna be a rough breeding season next year for the freshies in that area as they need sandy banks to lay their eggs.(again like turtles) :thumbsup: :drinks:
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Re: Wet Season on steroids near Townsville...

Post by JimTom » 05 Feb 2019, 7:41 am

There a few photos of salties floating around also. I agree the photo in question is a freshie. No shortage of either around here.
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Re: Wet Season on steroids near Townsville...

Post by trekin » 05 Feb 2019, 7:45 am

Daddybang wrote:This phone is f@#ked(its only eight years old :lol: ) even with the red outline and zooming in all I can see is what looks like a white? blob and when I zoom in the croc looks like its a meter and a half wide :o :lol:
I've seen freshies climb up small half submerged trees to sunbake like turtles before. I reckon it's gonna be a rough breeding season next year for the freshies in that area as they need sandy banks to lay their eggs.(again like turtles) :thumbsup: :drinks:

Looks to be a good ways up that tree.
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Re: Wet Season on steroids near Townsville...

Post by Daddybang » 05 Feb 2019, 8:03 am

trekin wrote:
Daddybang wrote:This phone is f@#ked(its only eight years old :lol: ) even with the red outline and zooming in all I can see is what looks like a white? blob and when I zoom in the croc looks like its a meter and a half wide :o :lol:
I've seen freshies climb up small half submerged trees to sunbake like turtles before. I reckon it's gonna be a rough breeding season next year for the freshies in that area as they need sandy banks to lay their eggs.(again like turtles) :thumbsup: :drinks:

Looks to be a good ways up that tree.
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Yeah but the tree is almost laying down so "he" would've been able to walk up it fairly easy. :drinks:
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Re: Wet Season on steroids near Townsville...

Post by JimTom » 05 Feb 2019, 2:24 pm

I just read that the flood has claimed the lives of two people.
If the media is to be believed, they were up to no good and entered flood waters whilst evading police.
No doubt the lefty do gooders will blame the poor old police for the evaders demise.
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Re: Wet Season on steroids near Townsville...

Post by Daddybang » 05 Feb 2019, 2:40 pm

Yep IF they were doing what is alleged than I can't feel any sympathy for them. :drinks:
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Re: Wet Season on steroids near Townsville...

Post by JimTom » 05 Feb 2019, 3:04 pm

Daddybang wrote:Yep IF they were doing what is alleged than I can't feel any sympathy for them. :drinks:


I agree mate. It’s difficult to feel sympathy for those taking advantage of others misfortunes.
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Re: Wet Season on steroids near Townsville...

Post by Rod_outbak » 05 Feb 2019, 4:35 pm

My oversseer tells me he'd heard a news report that they were drunk, and had just robbed a bottle store, and disappeared into the floodwaters while being pursued.

If that's all true, then aint karma a bitch?

[Only thing funnier would be if they'd found one them with Toofy Gekko marks all over him...]

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