Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A crocodile called Elvis

Zoo keepers were mowing the lawn at an Australian reptile park in the city of Gosford, about 43 miles north of Sydney, when a large saltwater crocodile named Elvis lunged from the pool and grabbed their mower, dragging it under the water.

Despite losing two teeth in the attack, the 16-foot reptile stood guard by the lawn mower, and would not let it go.

Elvis has a history of bad behaviour. The 50-year-old crocodile was captured in 2008 after menacing locals in Darwin harbour and climbing aboard fishing boats.

The beast's keepers, who were not injured in the attack, were finally able to retrieve their mower after Elvis moved away from it.

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