Sunday, November 04, 2007

Sarge, This Prisoner's Very Thick-Skinned

And His Manner Is Very Snappy

Fancy a night in jail, next to a crocodile? Police in Australia kept a saltwater crocodile in a cell overnight after it threatened local fishermen. Officers in Nhulunbuy, in the Northern Territory, say they had "no other option" after capturing the crocodile late in the evening. Senior Constable Wade Marshall said the croc - almost eight feet long - was put in an unused cell in the town's police station. In the morning, the male crocodile was taken to a nearby crocodile farm. Officers said, "We looked after it. It was kept on a wet blanket and hosed regularly with water."

FOOTNOTE: Crocodile Dundee, eat your art out.

13 comments:

Shrink Wrapped Scream said...

Oh my goodness, your Coppers sure do have a lot to deal with, don't they?

Hammer said...

I guess being sent to the farm has a whole different meaning when it comes to crocs.

Ornery's Wife said...

It would be a rude awakening to find that looking at you through the bars in the morning!
TM

david mcmahon said...

Hi Carol,

A few minutes ago, I was chuckling at how the UK police arrested a group of naked ramblers!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Hammer,

I wish I'd thought of that line! You are so accurate with that one ...

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi TM,

It would be a very sobering experience, I think. It'd be like coming face-to-face with King George, er, King Jaws!

Keep smiling

David

bygpowis said...

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thank you again
bygpowis@hotmail.com

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My word, you kept me riveted until the last sentence.

Have you ever thought about writing a book? With these experiences and your powerfully compelling writing, you would have no difficulty finding a publisher.

And thank God for the McEvoys. We all need people like that in our lives.

No one can hope to have a smooth life with joy and pleasure and acceptance and respect and honour forming a mountainous graph every day of our existence - but you document so brilliantly the tumble-dryer of emotions.

You have The Power ....

david mcmahon said...
My word, you kept me riveted until the last sentence.

Have you ever thought about writing a book? With these experiences and your powerfully compelling writing, you would have no difficulty finding a publisher.

And thank God for the McEvoys. We all need people like that in our lives.

No one can hope to have a smooth life with joy and pleasure and acceptance and respect and honour forming a mountainous graph every day of our existence - but you document so brilliantly the tumble-dryer of emotions.

You have The Power ....

Poseidon's Muse said...

Tee hee hee. I wonder if they read the croc his "rights" before sticking him behind bars? Too funny. Great post David.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

I wonder what type of handcuffs, or, uh, maybe leg irons, they put on the crock to transport him.

Annie said...

What a wonderful story that is. Here they'd have to keep an oppossum in the cell - maybe a black bear.

The Egel Nest said...

Alternate Footnote:

Croc in jail entitled to one phone call...he promptly croc-o-dialed his lawyer.

Bradley
The Egel Nest

Shrink Wrapped Scream said...

Darn, I told them I'd go quietly..

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Imagine waking up in the slanmmer after a drunken binge to find that friggin' thing in the sell next to you. Wouldn't take much to bring about a full bowel evacuation. Nice.