Men capture crocodile

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Title

Men capture crocodile

Description

"If you are a keen crab hunter, then you should expect anything...even to be chased by an angry crocodile whose sleep you may have disturbed when you chased an elusive crab to the edge of the swamp. And for taking a snap at Devon Rhoden (third from left) this disgruntled croc found himself properly gagged and trussed up...this after Mr. Rhoden and his friends managed to regain their composure. For its pains, the seven-foot four-inch reptile, caught in the Hellshire Beach Mangrove swamps, was presented to the Zoo at Hope Gardens, and a spokesman for the Zoo said yesterday that this was the first croc they had received for the year. It may have been relatively easy for the youngsters to have attached cords to the croc's tail, and to have tied the legs, and even to attach the leash rope. But consider the means they may have used to divert the croc while they slid the gag over its snout!"

Subject

Crocodiles; Men; Reptiles

Creator

Daily News

Date

1-Oct-1974

Source

NLJ Photograph Collection IN: Daily News Collection - Crocodiles

Identifier

D0005717

Rights

Permission to reproduce this image must be obtained from the National Library of Jamaica.

Format

JPEG

Type

Photograph

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Citation

Daily News, “Men capture crocodile,” National Library of Jamaica Digital Collection , accessed February 7, 2023, https://nljdigital.nlj.gov.jm/items/show/5017.