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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Snake vs crocodile! Huge python gobbles down reptile after hours-long battle

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 08:50pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Snake wins deadly fight with crocodile, then eats it A huge snake has won a life-and-death battle against a crocodile in Australia, swallowing the creature whole after a long struggle before amazed onlookers. Travis Corlis, who watched the fight at Queensland's Lake Moondarra, near the outback mining town of Mount Isa, on Sunday, said ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - DOPING

    Coach slams drug probe into Australian rugby league teams

    Posted Feb 13th 2013, 03:31pm by Reuters in Melbourne, Australia

    ... Reuters in Melbourne, Australia The handling of anti-doping investigations involving six Australian rugby league clubs has been labelled an embarrassment and a disgrace by the head coach ... intelligence unit have sent shockwaves in Australia, long proud of its image as a nation that plays fair. The naming of the NRL clubs followed the release of an Australian Crime Commission report last ...

  3. News - Asia - SOLOMONS

    Aftershocks hamper relief in tsunami-hit Solomons

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 10:09am by Associated Press in Sydney, Australia

    ... A strong aftershock rattled the Solomon Islands on Friday, hampering relief efforts to tsunami-ravaged villages and forcing the South Pacific nation’s prime minister to forgo a visit to the stricken area where nine deaths have been confirmed. Prime Minist ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - FIELD TRIP

    Fun with fauna Down Under

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Helen Leavey

    ... hit by a car as the volume of traffic increased. In Australia we're still worrying, but about very different things. We've swapped man-made issues for the Mother Nature factor, ... the water's edge as that would give us the chance to outrun the aggressive reptile if it chose to attack. On a riverboat trip the next day, during which we saw countless crocs, our Aboriginal guide ...

  5. Jaws drop in Australia over theft of croc signs

    Posted Jul 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... They are quintessentially Australian souvenirs, but the theft of crocodile warning signs is putting tourists and fishermen in danger of being eaten by the giant reptiles. Wildlife rangers in Queensland and the Northern Territory, where saltwater crocodiles up to five metres long lurk in rivers and swamps, say signs are sometimes stolen within days of being put up. The signs, painted ...

  6. Cooks and servants an optional extra

    Posted Oct 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu While HSBC provides its top executives with luxury accommodation on a fabled hillside, it does not necessarily come with a team of cooks and servants. Far from it in fact- and the size of the team varies, because the taipans have to pay for thei ...

  7. World of fun at the croc park

    Posted Aug 25th 2004, 12:00am by Anthony Lawrance

    ... which opened in May. The park is said to hold 70 per cent of the country's endangered reptiles- more than 100,000 crocodiles. It is divided into six sections. The first is for scientific ... get up-close with the reptiles. The last stop is an exhibition hall showing how crocodiles are turned into leather goods and food. There is also a children's play area. Crocodile Park ...

  8. Officals still dithering on croc help

    Posted Nov 10th 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan The help of foreign crocodile hunters is still being considered after the reptile in Yuen Long Creek avoided capture on the weekend. Agricultural, Fisheries and Conservation Department assistant director Lai Ching-wai said the decision would depend on future circumstances. His comment came after the crocodile evaded captors on Saturday, twice entering a baited cage, ...

  9. Lever pulls out as wily quarry lies low

    Posted Nov 28th 2003, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... and visit Yuen Long creek, where the reptile has previously been seen, in the afternoon. Mr Lever admitted he faced a grilling from the Australian press when he returned, but noted he had enjoyed ... reptile is still lurking somewhere in Yuen Long creek or the Kam Tin river, and will eventually return to the where it was originally seen. To minimise disturbance in the area, he recommended ...

  10. talk back

    Posted Nov 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... THE E-MAIL FORUM Q Should the AFCD call in professional crocodile hunters? Crocodiles are territorial hunters and when it comes to meal time, they do not discriminate between humans and animals. This has been evidenced over the years by crocodile attacks ...




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