Australian boy killed by crocodile

Ceri Roberts
Australian boy killed by crocodile
Australian boy killed by crocodile


A 12-year-old boy has been killed by a crocodile in Australia's Northern Territory, in the second fatal attack within two weeks.

The Daily Mail reports that the boy, believed to be from an Aboriginal outpost near Port Bradshaw, was swimming with a group of people in a quiet lagoon when he was grabbed by the crocodile, which then swam off with the child in its mouth.

Police Superintendent Michael White told the Daily Mail: "Initial reports suggest adults within the group tried to save the boy by spearing the animal, but the crocodile dragged the child out to deeper water."

The Daily Star reports that police have so far failed to find the boy or the crocodile.

Just last month, a seven-year-old girl was taken by a saltwater crocodile in the Northern Territory. Police later shot a 10ft crocodile and examination revealed what were believed to be the remains of the child in its stomach.

Signs have now been erected near waterways, warning visitors to stay away from the water and river banks.

Click on the image below for some amazing British wildlife photos...


Related articles:

Australian girl feared taken by crocodile

Steve Irwin's son carries on croc tradition