Prince Harry wrestles a three-metre crocodile in Australia

Roshina Jowaheer



Prince Harry helped catch a saltwater crocodile during his tour of Australia last month.

The 30-year-old was pictured sitting on the 3.1-metre animal after it was removed from a trap in Darwin Harbour, ABC reports.

Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife released the photos and said Harry would make a "great croc catcher".



On its Facebook page, the Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife wrote: "No visit to the Northern Territory is complete without a crocodile experience, and a recent Royal visitor to the Top End was given the experience of a lifetime.

"Minister for Parks and Wildlife Bess Price said she was thrilled Prince Harry had found time in his busy schedule to assist the Crocodile Management Team in the removal of a large crocodile."

Mrs Price said: "Prince Harry went out on the croc boat and helped our rangers remove a 3.1m saltwater crocodile from a trap in Darwin Harbour.

"This top secret mission is sure to leave a unique lasting impression of the Territory with Prince Harry."



Wildlife Ranger Erin Britton said Prince Harry had no issues getting hands-on with the large crocodile.

"He'd make a great croc catcher. He responded to directions when catching the croc, helped pull it into the boat, and did a great job," she said.

"There's no doubt he enjoyed the experience, taking plenty of photos with a huge smile. He was very appreciative to the croc team for the opportunity to do something a bit different. He's a real sweetie.

"I was a little nervous at first when I was getting the snout rope on the croc, because Harry was observing so closely, but he was so easy going that I relaxed pretty quickly. It was a great experience."



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