Land Shark

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The Telegraph has a picture of a crocodile eating a shark. No really.

It is being heralded as the clash of the titans – the moment when a crocodile and a shark went head to head in the wilds of Australia, and the shark came off second best.

The nine foot long saltwater croc attacked the shark in a river and then hauled it onto the bank in order make a meal of it.

An amateur fisherman captured the extraordinary clash between Australia's two most feared predators while on a barramundi fishing trip in the Northern Territory.

Frankly, if that's a nine foot croc, it's a pretty small shark. But the odd thing is that the croc essentially reversed normal behavior to get its jaws around Jaws, so to speak. It dragged the shark out of the water, not into the water.

The really interesting thing about the article, however, is the fact that there are now an estimated 85,000 of these reptilian predators in Australia, up from some 5,000 in the 1970s. The sharks should be afraid.

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4 Responses to Land Shark

  1. Bleepless says:

    I sure hope Congress asks Karl Rove about this.  I am suspicious.

  2. martian says:

    "The sharks should be afraid."
    So should everyone else. 85,000 – that’s a lot of croc! Is there enough wilderness and enough wildlife to afford them living space and a good diet? Or will some of them start encroaching on human habitats looking for lunch? Somebody should be keeping an eye on this situation.

  3. chuck says:

    Somebody should be keeping an eye on this situation.Sounds like a job for Greenpeace. Lord knows there aren’t enough berths on their ships for every kid looking for adventure. And what could be more adventuresome than wrestling with saltwater crocs? Give them them rubber knives and suntan lotion and they’ll be ready for the job.

  4. Foxfier says:

    I hate Saltwater Crocs.
    I have since I was little and read my aunts "real monsters" book. (it was called something else, but that’s how I remember it)
    A 23 foot long, over-a-ton vicious hunting animal that can go get you at sea?
    That’s even scarier than sea snakes.

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