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That's My Goose!

Saltwater crocodile eating magpie goose

This month's picture comes from Buck Salau who works for Parks Australia North in Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory of Australia. This dramatic picture shows a saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) seizing a magpie goose. Garry Lindner, also Parks Australia North, explains:

"Briefly the crocodile was captured snapping a dead goose on a billabong in an aboriginal hunting area. Some shot Magpie Geese sometimes drop into an adjacent billabong where there is large population of saltwater crocodiles. Some individual crocodiles monopolise feeding rights while others wait there turn. This crocodile is about 3.5 metres long and is known locally as "Little Nut". Boss (ie. most dominant) crocodile amongst this lot is "Rough Nut" a near toothless 5 metre animal."



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