Aussie fisherman is killed by LEAPING crocodile that jumped out the water and took him from boat

Aussie fisherman is killed by LEAPING crocodile that jumped out the water and took him from boat

Bill ScottYou usually don’t think of crocodiles as quick and leaping up high, but it’s true and they can be deadly if nearby a small boat. Their aggressiveness and fearlessness of humans has increased in places like the Northern Territory of Australia since crocodile hunting was banned.

The Daily Mail reports on a fisherman who was pulled out of his small boat and killed by one last year,

The shocking death of a fisherman who was snatched from his boat by a leaping crocodile has prompted a coroner to urge authorities to warn boat users of the growing crocodile danger in northern Australia.

The inquest into the horrific death of Bill Scott, 62, in 2014 has heard that wildlife rangers in the Northern Territory have been receiving reports of crocodiles launching at, nudging and biting boats.

Family and friends watched in horror as a 4.74 metre crocodile leapt from a waterhole and clamped its jaws around the left shoulder and chest of Mr Scott as he stood in his 3.5-metre aluminum boat.

The crocodile then flipped the 62-year-old man into the water and he was never seen again alive.

Due to the hunting ban, crocodiles in the Northern Territory have increased from 3,000 to an estimated 80,000 to 100,000. The government may start issuing warnings to the public about the danger, and wildlife rangers have added protective railings to their boats. At a minimum, fisherman can no longer expect to be safe in small fishing boats. It sounds like the government has gone too far in political correctness by banning all hunting of this predator. Watch the video below to see a crocodile jump vertically completely out of the water.

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Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2016.

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