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    More: Scary, crocodile attacks, first boy, Australian Outback  
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2014-01-27 02:57:18 PM
At least it wasnt wolves.RIP Gerald Ford.
 
2014-01-27 02:57:22 PM
Elaine/Seinfeld.jpg
 
2014-01-27 03:00:33 PM
In Darwin of all places.
 
2014-01-27 03:01:18 PM
I'm sure he'll turn up after awhile.
 
2014-01-27 03:02:02 PM

bikerbob59: In Darwin of all places.


Came here to say this. Is the ironic tag on vacation?

/still, RIP young kid
 
2014-01-27 03:02:40 PM
I hate crocodile exhibits at the zoo.  They set me on edge and I get an irrational desire to kill the crocodiles.
 
2014-01-27 03:02:47 PM
Search crews are also looking for larger crocodiles that may have attacked the one that took the 12-year-old.

I am not a crocodile expert but I'd definitely say that's not good.
 
2014-01-27 03:03:24 PM
FTFA:  ~~According to local media reports, people had been warned against swimming in the area after a teenager survived an attack by a five-meter-long crocodile in the region

Well young kids are known to behave recklessly, but their parents should know better.
 
2014-01-27 03:04:42 PM
FTFA "..warned against swimming in the area after a teenager survived an attack by a five-meter-long crocodile .."

holy fark how do you survive an attack by a 15' crocodile? Doesn't look good for the 12 year old, man what a terrible ordeal.
 
2014-01-27 03:05:13 PM
"The 15-year-old boy was grabbed on his right arm. He started fighting off the croc, and it took him by the left arm; then it let him go and took hold of the 12-year-old boy, and swam off with him."

There has been no sign of the child since the attack occurred.

As time goes on, the chances of finding him alive diminish severely," Constable said Monday evening.


                          media.canada.com
 
2014-01-27 03:06:04 PM
Being eaten would be high on the list of ways I don't want to die.
 
2014-01-27 03:06:22 PM
"The crocodile then turned on his friend, aged 12, Constable said. "

Constable said, weird name.
 
2014-01-27 03:06:24 PM
At least he skipped puberty.
 
2014-01-27 03:06:41 PM
I read this as "crocodile at my bacon" was much more interested at first.....

mmmmm bacon
 
2014-01-27 03:07:12 PM
I heard a couple of mice and a giant eagle are on the case.
 
2014-01-27 03:08:07 PM
Just like Floridian kids.

Attention kids: Don't swim in water holes, rivers, lakes, ponds, or even your swimming pool if it's not clear. Thar be monsters in there that might want to eat you.
 
2014-01-27 03:08:23 PM

rwfan: Search crews are also looking for larger crocodiles that may have attacked the one that took the 12-year-old.

I am not a crocodile expert but I'd definitely say that's not good.


there may be several crocs holding a few pieces.
 
2014-01-27 03:08:30 PM

Random Anonymous Blackmail: Being eaten would be high on the list of ways I don't want to die.


Pointlessly pedantic: I imagine it would be mauling and drowning. Actual eating would be later.
 
2014-01-27 03:08:36 PM
How about not swimming where saltwater crocodiles hang out?

Now they're slaughtering crocs in the area looking for some poor kid's remains in the stomachs.
 
2014-01-27 03:08:44 PM
One of the boys, aged 15, was bitten by the animal but managed to escape. The crocodile then turned on his friend, aged 12, Constable said.

I don't have to run faster than the crocodile, I just have to be able to run faster than you.

And who in the hell goes swimming in a crocodile infested pond in the outback? That's like running through Hell with gasoline draws on.
 
2014-01-27 03:08:46 PM
Put out an APB on Percival C. McLeach.

static4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-01-27 03:09:36 PM
I don't live in one of those scary places that has tons of man eating creatures and poisonous things, but I'd like to think I'd know better than to splash around in a place that might have a 9-foot crocodile.
/call me crazy, but I'm assuming they weren't in a water park
 
2014-01-27 03:11:48 PM

Random Anonymous Blackmail: Being eaten would be high on the list of ways I don't want to die.


You drown long before they eat you.
 
2014-01-27 03:12:12 PM
FTFA: Authorities have issued shoot-to-kill orders for crocodiles longer than two meters which are spotted in the area

How is this not just a standing order?
 
2014-01-27 03:13:10 PM
Jument


Random Anonymous Blackmail: Being eaten would be high on the list of ways I don't want to die.

Pointlessly pedantic: I imagine it would be mauling and drowning. Actual eating would be later.


You are right. The mauling would be ok, the drowning a little unpleasant.
 
2014-01-27 03:16:23 PM

Nana's Vibrator: I don't live in one of those scary places that has tons of man eating creatures and poisonous things, but I'd like to think I'd know better than to splash around in a place that might have a 9-foot crocodile.
/call me crazy, but I'm assuming they weren't in a water park


true but i bet the had swam there a million times before without any problems. My friends and I use to swim in a pond in our neighborhood in FL, it was known to have an alligator in it but none of us cared. kids don't mind warnings very well when the danger isn't right there in front of them.

/probably why predators prey on the young
 
2014-01-27 03:16:33 PM
Also, <a href="http://www.abolitionist.com/reprogramming/crocodile-hand.jpg" target="_blank">relevant (NSFW pic)</a>
 
2014-01-27 03:16:56 PM
I'd say that kid is in deep shiat.  Or shallow shiat.  Or wherever it is that crocodile ends up shiatting.
 
2014-01-27 03:17:44 PM
Now I'm hungry.

Because of the article in the side bar about a South Korean snack cake called a Choco Pie.
 
2014-01-27 03:17:44 PM
Ugh, evidently Fark doesn't like that HTML... whatever
 
2014-01-27 03:17:53 PM
Wow, didn't know that there were crocodiles in Europe. Learn something new every day. RIP 12 year old Austrian boy.
 
2014-01-27 03:19:19 PM
The site where a bunch of kids decided to swim in clearly marked crocodile infested waters is appropriately close to the town of Darwin.

I don't get why they are killing crocs. Yeah, search around and make absolutely sure the kid's not legless screaming on a beach somewhere while crabs eat him alive, but if he's dead and in the belly of a croc there's no point killing the croc. It's not like it "has the taste of man" now. All of them would always eat anything smaller; the only solution is don't get in the water. It was just doing what crocodiles do. In that part of the world, the food chain is slightly different than most places:

Dry humans -> crocodiles -> wet humans.

If you don't respect that fact... well, bye.
 
2014-01-27 03:19:52 PM

Kentucky Fried Children: bikerbob59: In Darwin of all places.

Came here to say this. Is the ironic tag on vacation?

/still, RIP young kid


I worked that into my submission for this story.

/The lesson here is that if you're told not to swim in Darwin's pool and do so anyway, you're just asking for it
//that was not the title for my submission (still think subby's was better; short and too the point)
 
2014-01-27 03:20:52 PM
So he got snatched by a croc and they're still out looking for him?

Are they holding on to the hope that he washed up alongside the billabong and is singing a jaunty tune and nursing his wounds?
 
2014-01-27 03:22:53 PM
Came for Steve Irwin reference. Had to make it myself. Disappointed.
 
2014-01-27 03:23:54 PM

Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: So he got snatched by a croc and they're still out looking for him?

Are they holding on to the hope that he washed up alongside the billabong and is singing a jaunty tune and nursing his wounds?


Remains for a decent burial, but that's my guess.
/ymmv
 
2014-01-27 03:25:08 PM
I don't see the big deal, they don't look that dangerous.

Unfashionable perhaps, but not dangerous.

kglobal.com
 
2014-01-27 03:29:21 PM

rwfan: Search crews are also looking for larger crocodiles that may have attacked the one that took the 12-year-old.

I am not a crocodile expert but I'd definitely say that's not good.


Like some perverse, reptilian matryoshka doll.
 
2014-01-27 03:30:41 PM
Why would a parent allow their kids to play and swim in a place where homo sapiens isn't atop the food chain?
 
2014-01-27 03:30:50 PM
Headline: "Crocodile attack in Australia: Boy, 12, feared dead"
Article: "A 12-year-old boy is missing after being snatched by a crocodile in a remote part of the Australian Outback, authorities said Monday."

Yeah, I'ma go with ' 'not so much feared dead as "we'd be damned surprised if he turned up alive." ' '

Also:

One of the boys, aged 15, was bitten by the animal but managed to escape. The crocodile then turned on his friend, aged 12, Constable said.

The old "I don't have to outrun the crocodile*, I only have to outrun you" tactic.

* or "thing chasing us" of your choice
 
2014-01-27 03:34:43 PM

BigLuca: I'd say that kid is in deep shiat.  Or shallow shiat.  Or wherever it is that crocodile ends up shiatting.


You are going straight to hell for making me laugh at that.
 
2014-01-27 03:35:40 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Headline: "Crocodile attack in Australia: Boy, 12, feared dead"
Article: "A 12-year-old boy is missing after being snatched by a crocodile in a remote part of the Australian Outback, authorities said Monday."

Yeah, I'ma go with ' 'not so much feared dead as "we'd be damned surprised if he turned up alive." ' '

Also:

One of the boys, aged 15, was bitten by the animal but managed to escape. The crocodile then turned on his friend, aged 12, Constable said.

The old "I don't have to outrun the crocodile*, I only have to outrun you" tactic.

* or "thing chasing us" of your choice


So much THIS..."Don't eat me, the youngster is tastier"
 
2014-01-27 03:36:19 PM

Prey4reign: Why would a parent allow their kids to play and swim in a place where homo sapiens isn't atop the food chain?


We're the apex predator.  Better to ask why they're not clearing other predators out of their territory.
 
2014-01-27 03:37:11 PM
Child eaten by  CROC
Feared dead
//
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2014-01-27 03:50:03 PM

wildcardjack: Random Anonymous Blackmail: Being eaten would be high on the list of ways I don't want to die.

You drown long before they eat you.


Oh, well, that makes me feel much better. And exactly why were these kids swimming in this area, when people were warned not to swim there, because of a previous crocodile attack?
 
2014-01-27 03:50:41 PM
It's strange that this song doesn't include this exact situation considering the song is from the same country.
 
2014-01-27 03:52:25 PM

ongbok: And who in the hell goes swimming in a crocodile infested pond in the outback? That's like running through Hell with gasoline draws on.


^^^THIS^^^

You read about this frequently...I still can't figure out why people swim in anything other than a pool in Australia.  Is it a case with a croc finding its way into a pond or whatever that was previously safe?

Seems as if folks in Australia would consider *any* body of water potential death.

/did NOT rtfa
//*shudder*
 
2014-01-27 03:52:45 PM

Dallymo: BigLuca: I'd say that kid is in deep shiat.  Or shallow shiat.  Or wherever it is that crocodile ends up shiatting.

You are going straight to hell for making me laugh at that.


I'm just going to build a summer home there and skip the commute.
 
2014-01-27 03:54:42 PM

Walker: Just like Floridian kids.

Attention kids: Don't swim in water holes, rivers, lakes, ponds, or even your swimming pool if it's not clear. Thar be monsters in there that might want to eat you.


ATTENTION: ALL THESE LANDS ARE YOURS EXCEPT AUSTRALIA ATTEMPT NO LANDINGS THERE
 
2014-01-27 03:55:51 PM
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I'll get line you get a pole, we'll go fishin down at the crocodile hole
 
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