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Attraction Lets Visitors Come Face-To-Face With Crocodiles

Attraction Lets Visitors Come Face-To-Face With Crocodiles

An Aussie attraction lets visitors come face to face with crocodiles in the terrifyingly-named Cage of Death.

Crocosaurus Cove, in Darwin, is home to some of the largest saltwater crocs in Australia and alongside its 200,000 litre freshwater aquarium, reptile house and crocodile feeding shows, it also gives brave tourists the chance to get up close with crocodiles.

Thrill-seekers can hope into the Cage of Death where they will be lowered into the water with a 5m-long saltwater crocodile for 15 minutes. It's a massive nope from me.

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According to the Crocosaurus Cove, visitors will be able to 'take in his intimidating gaze, feel the sheer power of his 3 tonne bite force, and learn to appreciate his true strength and resilience as a modern-day dinosaur'.

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It continues: "The Cage of Death activity offers swimmers the opportunity to get up close and personal with our saltwater crocodiles in a controlled environment that is safe and enriching for both the crocodile and the visitor.

"Regular feeding throughout the experience is done in a way that encourages the crocodile's natural instincts, giving swimmers the opportunity to witness our saltie's infamous bite force under the supervision of trained handlers."

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A spokesperson for the attraction said: "Crocosaurus Cove's Cage of Death experience is the only crocodile dive in Australia!

"This is the safest and most thrilling way to get up close to a saltwater crocodile here in the territory!"

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Earlier this week, rangers in the Northern Territory captured a 350kg (77lb) crocodile.

Rangers trapped the 4.4m (14.5ft) saltwater crocodile in the Flora River at a remote nature park 75 miles from the town of Katherine, saying it's the biggest one they've caught in years.

For a bit of context, the croc was comparable in size to a Vauxhaull Astra.

Senior wildlife ranger John Burke told ABC: "Every couple of years we'll get a big one up around 4.5 to 4.7 metres, but most of the time the average length for the crocs we catch in the Katherine River is 3.6 metres.

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"You've certainly got to respect him for what he is, and he's in good condition, too."

Ranger Burke added: "I certainly wouldn't want to run across him when I'm out fishing."

No, me neither.

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Topics: Interesting, Animals, Australia

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]