Teens tempt fate taunting trapped croc

Chancing death on croc traps has reached a new, stupid and dangerous level with teens spotted standing on a trap and poking the saltie inside with a stick.

The Newsbreaker who took this photos of the “idiots” playing on a trap in a creek in Howard Springs, was outraged by the teenagers’ stupidity.

“As you can see from the photos, some local boys were poking the croc with sticks to stir it up and see what reaction they would get,” she said.

“They were also jumping on the cage and swimming through the nearby waters and heavy flowing creeks.”

The witness said the 19 and 20-year-olds were spending “a fair bit of time” at the creek together with some friends “playing” with the trapped croc.

“They poked it and the croc was freaking out _ it was trying to escape from the cage, lifting itself from the water, jumping in the trap and it kept hitting the cage vigorously.

“After a while it started bleeding from its nose.

Read full story HERE.


About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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