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Issue 113 - April 2011 - Page 16

Crocodile In Sugar Mill Sump

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Outline
Message claims that an attached photograph depicts a large crocodile discovered in a sump at the Victoria sugar mill at Ingham, Queensland.



Brief Analysis
The claims in the message are true and the photograph is genuine.

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Last updated: 14th March 2011
First published: 14th March 2011
Article written by Brett M. Christensen
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Subject: Croc in Victoria Mill sump

Croc in Victoria Mill sump 100 K North of Townsville , Work place Hazard !!!!!!!!!!!!

Croc in sump at Victoria Sugar Mill
Their is a 9 foot crock in the middle of the mill. Stuck down a pit.




Detailed Analysis
This message, which is circulating via email, claims that an attached image shows a large crocodile found in a sump at the Victoria Mill, a sugar mill near Ingham, a town in the far north of the Australian state of Queensland.

The claims in the message are true and the photograph is genuine. A March 14 2011 ABC news article about the crocodile explains:
Torrential rain around north Queensland has led to an unwelcome visitor at the Victoria sugar mill near Ingham, north of Townsville.

A three-metre saltwater crocodile was discovered in a pit in the middle of the factory late on Friday afternoon.

A parks and wildlife ranger was called to the mill and the 130-kilogram croc was lifted out with the help of a noose.
An ABC Rural report about the unexpected visitor notes that the crocodile was being taken to a zoo.

It is currently unclear who snapped the above photograph. Another photograph of the animal, taken after its rescue, can be viewed in the ABC Rural report.

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Croc shock at sugar mill



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