Crocodiles line river as far as the eye can see

Crocodiles line river as far as the eye can see

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Crocodiles line river as far as the eye can see

A video showing dozens of crocodiles lazily lounging along a short stretch of the Daly River in Australia’s Northern Territory should be enough to convince any clear-thinking individual to stay out of that river.

Fisherman Wade Kelly flew a drone over the muddy flats and counted at least 50 crocodiles within a short distance.

“They just kept coming,” he told ABC Radio Darwin. “I see a fair few crocs around all the rivers up here at low tide on dry season mornings, but I’ve never seen that many all together like that.”

His video is best viewed with the sound off, in our opinion:

One reason for the large gathering is the abundance of fish in that section of the river. And when they’re not fishing, they’re attempting to stay warm.

“They’re basically all sunbaking,” Adam Britton, an expert in crocodile management, told ABC Radio Darwin.

“It gets cold at night so they go into the water. It’s still warm in the water, but it’s cold out on land. During the morning, they’ll just come out and wait until the sun comes up and warm themselves up again.”

With a low tide, there is plenty of flat, muddy water on which to lounge on. Until they get hungry.

Photo is a screen grab from video. 

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