Croc attacks kite surfer off cas beach at 11 am.

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Croc attacks kite surfer off cas beach at 11 am.

Post by jonr » Mon May 18, 2015 10:28 am

http://m.ntnews.com.au/news/northern-te ... 7358111849


This is getting rediclous! Off the beach middle of the Day.



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Re: Croc attacks kite surfer off cas beach at 11 am.

Post by cuddlescooper » Mon May 18, 2015 10:48 am

There has been a couple of crocs lurking in that area for a while. I think the dogs that get walked on the beach attract them. It was really only a matter of time as plenty of people swim there. Lucky it wasn't a small kid.

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Re: Croc attacks kite surfer off cas beach at 11 am.

Post by jeffish » Mon May 18, 2015 11:29 am

Lucky boy ,, seen a few along lee point as well , much smaller .
I've stopped letting the dog go in the water.

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Re: Croc attacks kite surfer off cas beach at 11 am.

Post by Fish Tank » Mon May 18, 2015 12:41 pm

Mmmm ... do the SLSC still lets the nippers run around in the water out there?

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Re: Croc attacks kite surfer off cas beach at 11 am.

Post by dannett » Mon May 18, 2015 12:47 pm

I would have thought that was a fairly low risk activity.

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Post by cuddlescooper » Mon May 18, 2015 1:15 pm

There is always a chance in Darwin. I have seen crocs sitting on the sand bar in front of cullen bay, At mindel beach, cas beach. They all follow the coastt to get into the harbor so the chance of an encounter is always there.

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Re: Croc attacks kite surfer off cas beach at 11 am.

Post by Matt Flynn » Mon May 18, 2015 1:41 pm

Biggest one I saw in the harbour was a few metres off Cullen sandbar, a stonker - and that was years ago before numbers got up.

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Re: Croc attacks kite surfer off cas beach at 11 am.

Post by Fish Tank » Mon May 18, 2015 2:11 pm

We saw a little (1.5m) croc crusing along as we sat at the Sailing Club one afternoon. I went and informed the bloke supervising all the kids sailing. He shrugged me off, while all the kids were in the water bringing in the boats. Wonder if the parents know the level of care factor shown by the people looking after their kids.

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Re: Croc attacks kite surfer off cas beach at 11 am.

Post by Fish Tank » Mon May 18, 2015 2:18 pm

dannett wrote:I would have thought that was a fairly low risk activity.
That's probably what the kite surfer thought too.


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Re: Croc attacks kite surfer off cas beach at 11 am.

Post by cuddlescooper » Mon May 18, 2015 4:54 pm

There was a real big croc in west arm the other day with a whole turtle in it's mouth. He was pretty she and bugged out when we got close enough to get any video on the phone unfortunately. Croc would have gone 4 + though.

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Re: Croc attacks kite surfer off cas beach at 11 am.

Post by jeffish » Mon May 18, 2015 5:11 pm

pitty they can't catch jet skiers :croc:

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Re: Croc attacks kite surfer off cas beach at 11 am.

Post by trackerV175 » Mon May 18, 2015 7:15 pm

It is the territory after all, people just get to relaxed around the water these days, iv seen plenty of crocs around darwin surroundings and some of them aint that small. The risk will always be there.

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Re: Croc attacks kite surfer off cas beach at 11 am.

Post by STANDY » Mon May 18, 2015 7:55 pm

There was a few people on stand up paddle boards at Rapid Creek the other week, me and misses just laughed......
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Re: Croc attacks kite surfer off cas beach at 11 am.

Post by Lats » Tue May 19, 2015 7:04 am

I hope that the kayak brigade around here stay safe and don't one day suffer a similar fate

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