Archive | October 2, 2014

Meet Sweatheart

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Sweetheart was a 5.1 metre crocodile that used to attack boats, dinghies and fishing boats on the Finnis River in the Northern Territory between 1974 and 1979.  Towards the end the attacks became more frequent so the wildlife officers from the Northern Territory Conservation Commission decided to catch him and move him to a crocodile farm where he and people would be safe.  Unfortunately he died after being captured so they gave his body to the Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory where he is on permanent display.  We watched a short video on the capture which was really interesting.  The Aussie movie ‘Rogue’ was loosely based on Sweetheart.