Crocodile kills boy in Outback community
Crocodile attacks on people are common where large crocodiles are native. The saltwater crocodile and Nile crocodiles are responsible for more attacks and more deaths than any other wild predator that attacks humans for food.
According to well-reported attacks since 1990, many people have been killed by crocodiles throughout Southeast Asia and Australia.
Last Monday, Feb 21, 2011 another report of an incident of killing a kid involving a wild animal Crocodile which occurred in Northern Territory's Milingimbi community of Darwin, Australia . And last 2009 in Philippines there was also an event where a young girl was attack(beheaded) by a crocodile.
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DARWIN, Australia – A crocodile attacked and killed a 14-year-old boy who was swimming in a creek in an Outback Aboriginal community, police said Monday.
Police, park rangers and residents spent Monday combing the remote area for any trace of the boy, who was attacked while playing in the creek with his brothers in the Northern Territory's Milingimbi community, east of Darwin, on Sunday.
Northern Territory police Superintendent Helen Braam said officials were interviewing the young Aboriginal witnesses, who speak limited English, to get more information on what happened.
"As you can imagine, the community is quite devastated and shocked by what's happened," Braam said.
Both saltwater and freshwater crocodiles were hunted to near extinction in Australia, but have become plentiful in the tropical north since they became protected by federal law in 1971.