I had no idea why 7 big crocs were laying in the main beach of crab island when I visited it in my vessel 2 years ago. I got such a surprise. I investigated and found out .....so interesting to hear of the program which all rings correct from what I saw .
I watched a documentary on ABC last night about the many crocs on Crab Island eating all the turtle hatchlings as they tried to get to the water. Even the birds were eating them too. If they made it to the water the sharks were waiting to eat them as well. What chance do these little turtles have!! One in 600 grows to maturity and even then a croc gets them as they go to shore to lay their eggs. I know this is nature at it's worst but I am sure there is something that can be done to at least give the turtle hatchlings a better chance of survival. It was alarming to say the least to see so many crocodiles around the island and the numbers seem to be increasing at a very frightening rate.
What gets me is the false information put out by thesevideos and this statement like the one here on the crocs fighting! Crocs andgators NEVER fight over anything, not food, nesting, mates, territory, NOTHING!Cold-blooded animals do not have that ability because of low energy supply,giving this warm-blood attribute further distorts the picture. And using farmedanimals as the two in this picture is also misleading, farmed animals aretotally different than in the wild. Since crocodiles never rise up out of thewater like this until trained to do so, I suggest who-ever took this shot wasfeeding the two and when they came up for the food, they miss-labeled it as'fighting,' thatis disingenuous at itsworst! National Geographic owes its viewers better reporting....
Been there on my boat..the above pic looks exactly like the one I took 2 years ago on the main beach at crab island .