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TimH
01-23-2008, 10:32 AM
CANBERRA, Australia -- A man rescued his colleague from the jaws of a crocodile in northern Australia but accidentally shot the unlucky co-worker in the process, police said Wednesday.
The two farmhands were collecting wild crocodile eggs on a riverbank Tuesday in Northern Territory when a crocodile snatched one of them, Jason Green, by the arm, the Northern Territory Police said in a statement.
"The male colleague shot at the crocodile, causing it to let go of the victim's arm, but a further shot hit the victim in the upper right arm," the statement said.
The two men had been collecting eggs to boost the crocodile population at their farm in the northern city of Darwin. Their employer sent a helicopter that flew Green to a Darwin hospital for surgery.
Police Commander Bob Harrison said Green's injuries were not life-threatening.
"He's going to be very sick and sorry and have a very good story to tell," Harrison told Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio.
Police could provide no information about the crocodile's condition.

S.V. Airlie
01-23-2008, 10:39 AM
I want to know what happened to the croc!!!

skuthorp
01-23-2008, 03:44 PM
Crocs and sharks serve to remind humans that were still part of the food chain!

Gonzalo
01-23-2008, 04:06 PM
I want to know what happened to the croc!!! He's got a high-priced lawyer and just announced he's suing the two men, their employer, the manufacturer of the gun, and the manufacturer of the helicopter. I just saw the press conference.

Pernicious Atavist
01-23-2008, 04:08 PM
Oh, the croc hired John Edwards?

skuthorp
01-23-2008, 04:46 PM
What about egg-napping?

Cuyahoga Chuck
01-24-2008, 02:02 AM
Unbelievable!
The guy was trying to save his mate from a bleedin' croc and someone has the nerve to criticise him for accidentally shooting the bloke what was in the croc's jaws!
You can bet your bippy the bloke that took the slug is more than happy not to have been the croc's breakfast.
What is it with you blokes anyway? Wouldn't it be better to obtain regular employment rather than spending idle hours agravating huge reptiles?

The Bigfella
01-24-2008, 04:06 AM
I'd have thought that would be an illegal activity.