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Cranky croc attacks lawnmower at the Australian Reptile Park

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Fifty year old Australian Saltwater Crocodile Elvis is fed by keeper Billy Collett after attacking a lawn mower in his enclosure earlier in the morning at the Australian Reptile Park in Gosford Dec. 28 2011. Elvis was acquired by the park in 2008 after he had been causing a nuisance in Darwin harbor by climbing onto fishing boats.

I didn't realize landscaping was so dangerous.

The Herald Sun reports: The 5 meter croc, named Elvis, attacked the staff at the Australian Reptile Park at Gosford after they went into its enclosure about 9 a.m. today.

The hulking beast lunged at one of the lawnmowers and dragged it into his pond. The staff, who were tending to the enclosure at the time, escaped unharmed.

"Elvis is sitting at the bottom of the lagoon with the lawnmower next to him. He's guarding it," said park spokeswoman Libby Bain before the rescue.

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Fifty-year-old Australian Saltwater Crocodile Elvis watches his keepers place a lawnmower back in his enclosure after having attacked the mower earlier in the morning at the Australian Reptile Park in Gosford December 28, 2011.

What do you give a cranky, half-ton crocodile named Elivs? Whatever he wants! TODAY's Carl Quintanilla reports.