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    Man smuggles crocodile on to flight by hiding it in his shoe

    Man smuggles crocodile on to flight by hiding it in his shoe

    The Independent
    Siobhan Fenton 3 hrs ago


    © Queensland Department of Environment The small crocodile was concealed in a boot for the duration of the flight

    A man has been prosecuted after smuggling a crocodile onto a flight in a shoe.

    A 35-year-old man, who has not been named, concealed the reptile whilst boarding a flight from Darwin to Brisbane in Australia.

    The Brisbane Times reports that a government wildlife officer stopped the man at Brisbane Airport and searched his luggage. Upon investigation: “They found a male juvenile salt water crocodile in a small cardboard canister inside one of his work boots.”

    Brisbane Magistrates’ Court heard that the man had purchased the crocodile lawfully and that it was so small as to be "essentially harmless".

    However, prosecutors argued that it was an offence to bring the reptile into Queensland without authorisation. They said that although the crocodile was small at the time of the offence, a fully grown male salt water crocodile could reach five metres and weigh as much as 1000kg.

    The man was fined $5,700 and ordered to pay $250 in costs.

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    Poor crocodile. I bet he was probably going to release it in a completely inappropriate place when it got too big. Crocodiles don't even live that far south yet. Irresponsible fuckwit.
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    Why are people so fucking irresponsible?
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    It's very similar to people (a-holes) who dump their predatory exotic 'pet' fish into local waters and don't care about the very destructive environmental consequences of their stupid actions.

    There was a very interesting show with fish expert Jeremy Wade called 'River Monsters', and he focused a few shows on this very big problem.

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    Same thing here. So many pythons have been released in the evergladesa that they are a nuisance and are eating everything. They even have Python hunts to catch them.
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