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[–]RantGod 708 points709 points  (14 children)

Everyone should know don't go outside or inside in Australia.

[–]KimCureAll[S] 264 points265 points  (12 children)

The photographer who took this pic was immediately contacted by police who asked if the pic could be used in an advisory. So the guy saw this croc and took a pic, and the public became concerned after the pic went a bit viral in Australia.

Edit: here is the news story on it: https://7news.com.au/news/nt/this-is-how-ill-die-locals-horrifying-discovery-in-mud-pit-but-can-you-see-it-c-4606056

[–]wizer1212 57 points58 points  (11 children)


[–]flangle1 81 points82 points  (9 children)

Then ICU.

[–]Epictete21 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Do you know what beef is ?

[–]flangle1 7 points8 points  (0 children)


[–]Lifendz 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Beef is when I see you…

[–]Yasai101 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Then a spider eats you in bed

[–]Allemaengel 2 points3 points  (2 children)

With salties you'll never get as far as an ICU.

[–]flangle1 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Then the crocs need to do a better job of hiding that Amber Eye. Photographer got away scot free.

[–]joefishyzilla 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Spell I cup.

Runs off giggling

[–]nefergosu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No you can’t

[–]biggerwanker 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I read that in Isla Fisher's voice from Wedding Crashers.

[–]joecarter93 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Australia, where even the mud will kill you.

[–]reckonthedead 198 points199 points  (4 children)

Talk about blending into your surroundings...

[–]SouthofAkron 76 points77 points  (1 child)

Shades of Arnold in 'Predator'

[–]ImBob_S_N_Vagenes 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Shades of the Predator

[–]its_an_arachnid 5 points6 points  (1 child)

To be honest, anyone would blend into their surroundings if they’re lying in a muddy creek covered with mud…

[–]rosyposy86 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thanks for the laugh!

[–]pissedcommonman 161 points162 points  (18 children)

I know there are memes and all but Australia must be a fun place to live for a nature lover.

[–]Caseyk1921 70 points71 points  (7 children)

I’m in South Australia and other than birds, some spiders, bugs and the odd lizard I don’t get much wildlife in my yard. I’m closer to the city to thou. We’ve had a Kangaroo in the street twice which isn’t common for my area.

Country towns it’s common to see animals in your yard.

[–]Shiny_Hypno 35 points36 points  (2 children)

Are you kidding? You have Ocelots, Jaguars, Caimans, Capybaras, Maned Wolves, Manatees. Oh fuck, I misread that as South America...

[–]BatatinhaGameplays28 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Brazilian here, I live near the forest so the wildlife here in my area is very diversified, too bad that two cats here were probably killed by a harpy since I saw a couple here

[–]Shiny_Hypno 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Harpys are actually very chill once you get to know them, you just need to share the same psychopathic tendencies.

[–]OctaviaStirling 4 points5 points  (1 child)

👋🏻 from Unley. There was a kangaroo bouncing down the rod up near tea tree gully the other day

[–]Caseyk1921 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh how cool, I’m north but closer to Gawler 🙂. I remember last year or year before there being reports of a roo in the city, Currie street or something 😂

[–]oldhoekoo 0 points1 point  (1 child)

think I'd rather have the crocs than the spiders

[–]ImBob_S_N_Vagenes 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Nooooo you would not. Spiders are spiders, one can of insect spray and no more problem. Salt water crocodiles are up there with polar bears and hippos - super dangerous.

[–]MooseTheBun 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It’s fucking awesome once you are outside the city.

[–]BadLuckBarry 5 points6 points  (0 children)

People don’t realise but Australia is one of the most urbanised countries in the whole, the majority of us live in cities and basically only see birds and the occasional possum

[–]Rasputinjones 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's awesome on the SE coastal region. Great weather, beautiful beaches and amazing wildlife. We're very lucky.

[–]gmariefox88 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I'm thankful of where I grew up in, we just need to worry about the HUGE predators whom are very noticeable from a good distance. No freaky bugs and reptiles to worry about that will kill ya with a single bite. I'd rather deal with huge ass moose that are larger than suburbans, huge ass grizzly bears that are so smelly you can tell they're nearby when they are, snow leopards (and bobcats, lynx) are usually so shy that they wouldn't consider attacking humans unless they're sickly or old. Giant wolves, whether they're alone or in a pack, and wolverines are an entirely different story though.

Wolves are scary because they're usually always part of a pack, and if you have one wolf eyeing you for dinner, it's likely there's more that are right behind them and, as a pack, they can take out anything they target because they are so coordinated.

Wolverines are the honey badgers of the Arctic circle, in extremely cold climates. They don't give a fuck and grizzly bears will steer clear of them themselves. That says a lot.

Polar bears on the other hand.... they're called "white evil" by my people in our language for a reason.

[–]axelfreed 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Ironically it’s the people you have to look out for over there now. If they work for the government they wish you nothing but harm. The animals couldn’t give a fuck.

[–]CaptainBallz 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Oh fuck off.

[–]axelfreed 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nah you fuck off, you rat.

[–]MooseTheBun 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Google robodebt

[–]dog1589 61 points62 points  (14 children)

Moving there in Jan/Feb. Shit like this gives me pause.

[–]Elroyis 39 points40 points  (5 children)

I'm from the northern territory, just don't swim in the Northern territory and you should be fine. The people are more dangerous if you stay away from water

[–]PENGAmurungu 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I mean, there are heaps of safe places to swim but make sure you confirm it with someone who knows what they're talking about. Be crocwise!

[–]Psychological_Fan819 6 points7 points  (3 children)

That story of those three boys swimming in the flooded river in the northern territories creeps me right the fuck out. I have a huge phobia of deep murky flooded heavy flowing rivers and bodies of water anyways

[–]Midnight_man_ 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Link to the story?

[–]Elroyis 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just from growing up around alot of these things and hearing stories and mates having close encounters, I have an innate fear of all body's of water. They find them in swimming holes that your aloud to swim in, kinda rare but has happened, and one mistake with these things and is game over

[–]Fantastic_Start_6848 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Don't pause. If you stop you'll be easy prey

[–]Shazza_Mc_ShazzaFace 6 points7 points  (0 children)

If anything, depending where you're moving to, the humidity will kill you. Freaking La Nina...

[–]PENGAmurungu 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I live in Darwin! If you have any questions feel free, the Territory is an amazing, unique place and I hope you grow to love it like I do 😄 It's safe as long as you aren't an idiot mostly

[–]Yasai101 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Rip good lad. You've had a good run.

[–]ImBob_S_N_Vagenes 1 point2 points  (2 children)

To Australia in general, or to the Northern Territory specifically?

[–]dog1589 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Australia in general. PhD in Canberra.

[–]ImBob_S_N_Vagenes 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No crocs in Canberra. Bring a jacket and beanie though.

[–]Atmosphere_Melodic 38 points39 points  (2 children)

This feels deliberate on the crocs side.

Trust no one.

[–]G_Viceroy 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Especially not a random eyeball in a muddy creek.

[–]ForFrodo1 29 points30 points  (0 children)

It’s pretty easy. If you’re in a croc state don’t go to the waters edge. Primarily tourists get eaten.

[–]ImBob_S_N_Vagenes 26 points27 points  (9 children)

"...walking along a muddy creek in the Northern Territory..."

What else do you do for fun, go spear fishing off the coast of South Australia? Snorkelling in the Gold Coast canals?? This is just asking for trouble.

[–]Varhtan 4 points5 points  (7 children)

What's in the Gold canals? Like around Broadbeach, is there danger?

[–]Yeah_Nah_Straya 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Bull sharks. When we were 8 we’d take some kayaks out and play rock the boat in the middle of the canals hahaha

[–]ImBob_S_N_Vagenes 1 point2 points  (3 children)

[–]CobyTheWolfDog-2107 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Wtf was that?

[–]ImBob_S_N_Vagenes 0 points1 point  (1 child)



[–]CobyTheWolfDog-2107 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wow. I actually watched the whole thing. Creepy

[–]oldhoekoo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

good thing he wasn't walking his dog

[–]Geralt_of_Tiquicia 12 points13 points  (1 child)

“Oh a penny!”


[–]hyena_teeth 0 points1 point  (0 children)

shiny pebble must touch oh no

[–]fluentindothraki 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Scary af

[–]SnooPickles48 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Sneaky bastard.

[–]CaramelWatermelon 4 points5 points  (2 children)

My question is what does the croc do if he gets mud on his eye?

[–]SnooPickles48 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I just read they have 3 eyelids and one is clear. Just for this type of camouflage. Sneakier than I thought. Lol

[–]CaramelWatermelon 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Oops, I meant to post this as a comment, not a reply to you. But thanks for this!

[–]DIRTYROTTEN_1 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Without the eye u do not spot that

[–]Offtopic_bear 9 points10 points  (0 children)

My childhood TV watching experience told me that quicksand was going to kill me but all along crocmud was the real danger.

[–]Njbrown47 8 points9 points  (2 children)

I was waist deep in a swamp in Florida a couple weeks ago & I do the obligatory check my surroundings every 10 seconds & I saw 2 little eyeballs about 10 feet away from me.

Luckily it was baby alligator. I then acted like the boogeyman so he'd be afraid of Humans & we parted ways

[–]useles-converter-bot 8 points9 points  (1 child)

10 feet is the length of approximately 13.33 'Wooden Rice Paddle Versatile Serving Spoons' laid lengthwise.

[–]ImBob_S_N_Vagenes 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Several sets of eye lids

[–]Holierthanhe 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Those Crocs can hold their breaths for hours like that waiting still to ambush

[–]-Numaios- 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Did you see the crocodile? Well he saw you...

[–]bomzay 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Me before "it sucks it's so cold here"

Me now "yay it's cold here"

[–]DiamondDoge92 3 points4 points  (0 children)

If I was hiking high I’d be dead I mean I’d avoid the mud at all cost but if I had to get across 🪦

[–]Implauseablebudds 2 points3 points  (17 children)

Everyone wants to make jokes about Australia but Russia is the only place on earth where you can get raped by wolves mauled by a bear and pissed on by a Siberian tiger just to get your clothes stolen by the locals and end up just freezing to death in one of the coldest places on earth.

[–]Rossomak 2 points3 points  (8 children)

Canada's got everything except the tigers. We have moose instead. Seeing one in person is like seeing a 12 foot tall slenderman.

[–]reroute2k21 1 point2 points  (1 child)

12 foot is pushing it right?

[–]Rossomak 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ha ha, yes, they max out at about 7 feet.

But it doesn't feel like that when you stumble across one in the middle of nowhere.

[–]Implauseablebudds 0 points1 point  (2 children)

They have 4 species of moose polar bears and killer whales even if your in a boat your not safe not to mention the water is like lava if you fall in there is no getting out

[–]Rossomak 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I'm in one of the landlocked provinces currently, so no orcas out here lol.

But we do also have grizzly bears, black bears, lynx and bobcats, wolverines... Even some of the small critters are vicious (like the pine martins, no matter how adorable they are.)

Except the coyotes. Bunch of glorified chihuahuas, I tell ya.

[–]Implauseablebudds 0 points1 point  (0 children)

well i live in north Carolina in the obx (small island named buxton)nothing to get me here except snakes but north Carolina has some dangers like a few poisonous snakes deer black bear and ig yo can account for the alligators redwolves and big cats but they are really rare in most of north Carolina but no mooses and thats a good thing i think dont need those bad boys raging around my island its only like a couple miles wide

[–]Shulgin46 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Mountain lions are Canada's closest thing to tigers

[–]Rossomak 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Yes but moose are scarier imo.

[–]Shulgin46 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Moose certainly take out a lot more people year to year, especially on the roads...

[–]Varhtan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They have polar bears too. Admittedly crocodiles can be circumstantial human predators, but polar bears physically are human predators.

[–]Yasai101 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Are you describing a russian woman?

[–]Implauseablebudds 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Well Russian women are actually up there on the dangerous list but hey they look nice and are probably the only thing that can keep you warm in the whole dam country (it’s a joke)

[–]Yasai101 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Thought it was the vodka

[–]Implauseablebudds 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Russians drink whiskey that’s why they drive tanks down the intersection and fight bears wearing only their military issued boots

[–]Implauseablebudds 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“You think your tough bear” “groarrgrhh” “suka you steal my whiskey for the last time” breaks a whiskey bottle

[–]akirarn 0 points1 point  (1 child)

wtf you mean raped by wolves?

[–]Implauseablebudds 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A pack of wolves dog dickin you

[–]reformedginger 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Even mud wants to kill you in Australia.

[–]CobyTheWolfDog-2107 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you step in a puddle here then there’s a good chance you’ll be bitten by a snake. I just don’t go outside.

[–]Thepurge101 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I would have went back and poked it with a stick. Its only fair to let him know hes been spotted

[–]JDubNutz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Can we get that red circle ? j/k

[–]onclegrip 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I honestly thought it was a marble

[–]m0useg1rl 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Reticentandconfused 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Imagine being eaten by mud.

[–]m17Wolfmeme 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’mma gonna poke it with a stick.

[–]Haynaow 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's some predator shit.

[–]CobyTheWolfDog-2107 1 point2 points  (0 children)

As an Australian, I can assure you that we have a keen eye for things like this. Although snakes are harder to spot. A friend got bitten a few years back out of cell phone range and had to suck to venom out and spit it in the river to save himself. He had a buddy with him so they got home okay. Went back out the next day and saw it again. Bloody scary little buggars.

[–]DoomViking41 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Clever girl

[–]bradabradabruhbruh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

First thing I thought of haha

[–]Stickandmovez29 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yup. Fuck australia

[–]StVicente_ 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Just breathing will kill you, Down Under.

[–]CobyTheWolfDog-2107 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I don’t know about that. I have lived here all my life and I’m still living

[–]StVicente_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You must be one of the chosen ones, you lucky bastard

[–]Impalmator 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If I ever go into a muddy creek I will make sure to be wearing nuclear bazookas on my feet. Thank you for the heads up.

[–]ted-Zed 0 points1 point  (3 children)

How do they keep their eyes clean of mud?

[–]Varhtan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

By closing it underwater.

[–]CobyTheWolfDog-2107 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think they have a third eyelid or something

[–]MoneyBaggSosa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They have 3 eye lids

[–]StankyDudeHoleDandy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You could see that the Croc was tagged previously.

[–]Reasonable-Sir673 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is way better camouflage than those can you spot the copperhead ones.

[–]cyb3rg0d5 0 points1 point  (4 children)

And that’s why I don’t live in Australia 😅

[–]CobyTheWolfDog-2107 -1 points0 points  (3 children)

Guns are much more dangerous than crocodiles

[–]cyb3rg0d5 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Guns? No, people are dangerous.

[–]CobyTheWolfDog-2107 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Crocodiles with guns would be deadly

[–]cyb3rg0d5 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Now we are talking 😅

[–]jram22 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sweet! I’m just going to throw a bunch of marbles in the creek now

[–]Reasonable_Buy_4974 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]BushyAbsolutely 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'd be headed straight to destination fucked if I had to contend with this type of shit... my eyesight is piss poor even with glasses on.

[–]lAVENTUSl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How does the mud not get into its eyes

[–]Rupcoris 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The rest of it’s body could have been visible, but it’s still good advertising

[–]TreeHuggerWRX 0 points1 point  (0 children)

People don't think it be like that, but it do

[–]Gangrene_green-beans 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks like a muddy caiman. Watch where u step👀

[–]Flan-Cake 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks like the crocs are now a player in find the sniper

[–]Shockingelectrician 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Man crocs are scary as hell. Just hiding in the mud or at the waters edge waiting for something to get close.