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When there's no boat available...


When there are lots of nets to check, and only two boats available, sometimes there's nothing for it but to get into the water and wade out there. Freshwater crocodiles are not like saltwater crocodiles - it's relatively safe to enter the water in a billabong full of crocodiles, just as long as you don't step on one! Typically, crocodiles swim away from the splashing and stumbling of a person in the water, usually straight into the net. Normally the boat is required to safely remove the crocodile from the net, except in very shallow water. This water would be too deep to safely remove a crocodile from the net.

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