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    Dont come over for a holiday to Queensland, you may get killed and eaten.

    Like I have said several times before. Dont come down under for an enjoyable holiday. If the criminals dont get you the crocodiles might. Its like going to Africa to walk among the lions with unarmed Guide's. Only in Australia, a land of sweeping plains, of ragged mountain ranges, of drought and flooding rains. A land run by the anti firearms advocates supported by the Bambi-Brigade. Haz.
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    Roy "Gouger" Turner, 66, banned from having firearm to protect Haggerstone Island eco-resort guests from crocodiles
    by: Kay Dibben From: The Sunday Mail (Qld) October 02, 2011 12:00AM.

    A NORTH Queensland resort owner who was fined earlier this year for tugging the tail of a crocodile has been banned from having a firearm to protect his guests from crocs.

    Roy Turner, owner of remote and exclusive Haggerstone Island eco-resort, off Cape York, lost his firearm licence in March, after being convicted of unlawful possession of weapons.

    He had been found with two handguns, a crossbow and a semi-automatic shotgun on the island and also was fined for disturbing dangerous native animals and selling liquor without a permit.

    Mr Turner, 66, earned the nickname "Gouger" when he saved the life of a young girl who was attacked by a crocodile while swimming in Margaret Bay, near Haggerstone Island, in 2004.

    He climbed on the back of the crocodile and gouged its eyes until it let go of the girl.

    But authorities took a dim view of Mr Turner when a promotional video for the resort, posted on YouTube, showed him pulling on a croc's tail, as a tourist looked on.

    Read More: http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/q...-1226155284368
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    When a criminal invades your home and has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.

    My Definition of Gun Control: The idea that dozens of people found dead in the Broadway Café, Tasmania, and many also seriously wounded, all while waiting for police, who were called to show up and protect them, is somehow morally superior to having several armed and therefore alive civilian's explaining to police how the attacker got that fatal bullet wound.

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    Its an Insane Asylum!

    We think, tounge in cheek, the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal are trying to educate Mr Turner that crocodiles are far more important than human beings, even human tourists?

    We hope Mr Turner, at great risk to himself, never hurt or frightened the poor gentle monster crocodile whilst it was trying to eat the little girl, when he jumped into the river and gouged the crocodiles eyes untill it let her go thereby saving her life, because he never had a gun the shoot the thing between the eyes?

    Like Charlton Heston screamed in the movie, "The Planet of the Apes," I scream, ITS AN INSANE ASYLUM." Haz.
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    When a criminal invades your home and has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.

    My Definition of Gun Control: The idea that dozens of people found dead in the Broadway Café, Tasmania, and many also seriously wounded, all while waiting for police, who were called to show up and protect them, is somehow morally superior to having several armed and therefore alive civilian's explaining to police how the attacker got that fatal bullet wound.

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    All the more reason NOT to go to Australia.

    If you want similar terrain, check out Hawaii or the Virgin Islands.

    If you want to see that part of the world then I think New Zealand would be a better place to go. No dangerous animals that can kill you. Heck, they don't even have snakes in New Zealand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jared View Post
    If you want to see that part of the world then I think New Zealand would be a better place to go. No dangerous animals that can kill you. Heck, they don't even have snakes in New Zealand.
    I hear the sheep ate 'em. It's the sheep you have to worry about! They'll eat the rug right out from under you, they will...
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    Well, you guys have Crocs, we have Gators ..funny you post this, as last night at a party, one of the attendees was showing us photos of, and related his tale of, having had to kill a gator while at work.
    He works on a landcapping crew, (-the foreman of which also happens to have a State permit for trapping and killing gators- )when an 8-footer charged at, and grabbed hold of the leg of, one of his crew. Several of the crew supposedly tried as best they could to wrestle this thing off their mate, without much success, and ultimately this guy had to pull out his revolver and shoot it dead, in order to save his co-worker. Supposedly, the entire incident was observed by several residents of the area. One of whom, it turns out, objected to the gator having been shot- and called the cops.
    (mind you, this **** called the cops AFTER the gator was shot- vs. calling 911 to report that a gator had grabbed someone and was trying to death-roll him into the lake...)

    Now, here's where it gets whacky-and our own version of the Bambi-Brigade comes in. Supposedly, he was arrested afterward, and his gun taken away,for.. get this: "poaching". He was charged with the poaching, because HE shot the gator, instead of the foreman (who wasnt present at the time) who had the permit! This despite the fact that they shot it in defense,so to speak, in trying to save their co-worker.
    He ended up getting something like $600+ in fines, probation, and all manner of other on-going legal woes that are still being sorted out..

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    " (mind you, this **** called the cops AFTER the gator was shot- vs. calling 911 to report that a gator had grabbed someone and was trying to death-roll him into the lake...)"
    .

    Crocks are protected species here. Heres a short piece taken from a news paper article. The RSPCA here kills more animals than one can poke a stick at every year and they called on authorities to come down hard on the boys?

    Police are investigating a bizarre case of animal cruelty Down Under - in which two boys admitted killing a crocodile.
    The 6ft croc was caught and released by a fisherman in the tropical town of Cairns in far north Queensland last week, sparking fears the reptile posed a safety risk to local residents.
    The boys, aged 12 and 14, turned vigilantes. They caught and killed the crocodile "to protect the community. "


    "We got a torch, a big hook and some meat and went down and got it,'' one of the boys told their local newspaper, the Cairns Post.
    "We just wanted to get it out for the safety of the people,'' the other boy said.
    The boys killed the reptile by bashing in the head it with a rock, the newspaper reported.
    In common with other native animals, crocodiles are protected under Australian law.
    Now the RSPCA has called for authorities to come down hard on two boys who admitted catching and killing the saltwater beast which had been living in a suburban creek.
    Queensland police and the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service were today investigating the incident, a parks spokesman said.
    Queensland RSPCA spokesman Michael Beatty said the killing sent a bad message to the community.
    He said: "It really doesn't matter what sort of animal it is, they still have turned around and just basically beaten an animal to death for no reason.
    "On top of that crocodiles are protected, and protected for a reason. We would hope that the authorities would take them to task for that."
    The pair could be charged by the police, or face a fine of more than $12,000.
    When a criminal invades your home and has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.

    My Definition of Gun Control: The idea that dozens of people found dead in the Broadway Café, Tasmania, and many also seriously wounded, all while waiting for police, who were called to show up and protect them, is somehow morally superior to having several armed and therefore alive civilian's explaining to police how the attacker got that fatal bullet wound.

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    For a lot of years here, Gator were also an "endangered" species. You couldnt legally kill one if you had to.
    Some years back, after they had "re-populated" ,and after a lot more folks had moved to this area, run-ins between gator and humans became more frequent, and they eventually began to allow hunting/trapping/killing of gators- but in a very controlled and regulated way.
    Now, there is a sort of Lottery system for issuing the permits- (you cant just go down and apply for, and pay for a permit, and begin hunting them)

    http://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/managed/alligator/

    Its very regulated, and tightly controlled who can trap or kill gator, and where/when/how many etc. Pretty much anyone else, and anything outside these regs is considered "poaching" and can result in a lot of the legal buggery that this guy I met is going through now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j4l View Post
    Supposedly, the entire incident was observed by several residents of the area. One of whom, it turns out, objected to the gator having been shot- and called the cops.
    (mind you, this **** called the cops AFTER the gator was shot- vs. calling 911 to report that a gator had grabbed someone and was trying to death-roll him into the lake...)

    Now, here's where it gets whacky-and our own version of the Bambi-Brigade comes in. Supposedly, he was arrested afterward, and his gun taken away,for.. get this: "poaching". He was charged with the poaching, because HE shot the gator, instead of the foreman (who wasnt present at the time) who had the permit! This despite the fact that they shot it in defense,so to speak, in trying to save their co-worker.
    He ended up getting something like $600+ in fines, probation, and all manner of other on-going legal woes that are still being sorted out..
    Shoud've shot the caller too. That would've prevented more problems down the road from future call-ins.

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    They also protect the vermin/pest 'roos (kangaroos, which like our deer here often overpopulate because of liberals protecting them) which destroy farmers' fields...and if he shoots the 'roos (with his trusty .303 Enfield I suspect) he's prosecuted for it.

    So yes, the Australian gov't cares more about crocs and 'roos than it does people.

    I think those politicians should be made to swim in the croc-infested rivers and see how they feel about it then...if they survive, that is (which isn't likely). Those salt-water crocs are not only increasing their numbers but also expanding their range -- and they're getting pretty BIG with all this gov't mandated protection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ALOC1911 View Post
    Shoud've shot the caller too. That would've prevented more problems down the road from future call-ins.
    Right? lol. Well, he is a young guy, without the experience to know better than to allow witnesses to continue drawing air..

    Failing that, he should probably go back, grab the guy and feed him to the remaining gators..

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