Saturday, 14 December 2013

Saltwater crocodile named world’s most aggressive

Study confirms the saltie’s fearsome reputation as Queensland issues new safety guidelines

Australia’s saltwater crocodile has beaten contenders from the US and South America to be named the world’s most aggressive crocodile, as new guidelines are released on how to avoid altercations with the formidable predators.

A study conducted by Charles Darwin University in the Northern Territoryfound that the Crocodylus porosus, colloquially known in Australia as the saltie, was much more aggressive than six other species of crocodiles selected from around the world.

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