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#1 Dallas

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:05

We visited a commercial crocodile farm on Boxing Day just a bit north of the city. Amazing animals these! To think that they have been around since the dinosaurs is quite phenomenal. Our guide on the farm gave us some insights into their survival techniques and also demonstrated the levels of bravery (or stupidity, depending on how you view these things) required to jump into a pit full of massive crocs!

I knew a Rhodesian guy who called crocs "flat dogs". This image illustrates why. Click them to enlarge.

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This is probably the last thing an unlucky wildebeest sees when crossing over into the Serengeti.

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This is 3 year old croc they named Michael Jackson. Note the handlers (ahem) missing digit. He had lost his entire left index finger and half of his right index finger. When he offered to let me hold Michael Jackson I politely declined.

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They also had a few alligators at the farm. These are about 6 times more valuable to the farm than the crocs. 1 juvenile alligator apparently sells for about $1000, whereas a juvenile Nile crocodile will go for about $150. The differences in the two creatures are quite pronounced when you get to see them close to one another.

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The last stop on our tour of the farm was at Hannibal's pit. Seen here flashing at the curator's stick he is the largest croc they own (and they have over 5000 of them!), apparently he measures in at about 6.5m. He was predictably the only male in this particular pit!

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Doing a trip like this with the OM-D was an absolute pleasure. I had the body together with my 3 Lumix lenses in a small video camera bag weighing no more than about a kilo (if that).

It's no wonder dpreview members voted it the best release of 2013.

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#2 Alf Iversen

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 14:59

Very nice 'Micro Documentary' on crocks, mr Dahms.
Might be a format to look closer at. Being the internet and all. Lots of context.
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#3 Dallas

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 16:37

Good idea, Alf. Thanks for commenting. :)
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:11

Just imagine what you could do with a Go-Pro....

#5 Fons Baerken

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:20

that 2nd image is goood, Dallas
happy newyear
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#6 Dallas

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:18

Just imagine what you could do with a Go-Pro....


Yeah, he should have had one on the end of that stick!

Thanks Fons. :)

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#7 Chris Wahl

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 18:17

Interesting series and #2 is indeed cool! You and Suzie surely had fun ...

happy new year!

Chris

Edited by Chris Wahl, 02 January 2013 - 18:19 .

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