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Crocodile with taste for pet dogs captured after terrorizing Australian town

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A 14.5 foot male estuarine (saltwater) crocodile retrieved from a crocodile trap at Daly River Community some 139 miles south of Darwin, Australia.

A 14.5-foot-long crocodile that may have eaten up to nine pet dogs has been hauled out of a river in Australia.

Community police officer Mark Casey told Australia's Northern Territory News that there had been nine reports of dogs being taken in the month before the crocodile was trapped.

"Crocs are an ever-present danger but you don't see them," he said.

"They can sit for days on end on the other side of the river and watch you go fishing off the same log or rock - that's how they hunt."

"Next thing you know, bang, the dog's gone."

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