A giant crocodile believed to have eaten an Australian holidaymaker will spend the rest of its life on a farm, breeding more crocodiles.
Human remains, thought to be those of Arthur Booker, have been discovered in the stomach of a 4.5m crocodile captured in north Queensland. Booker, 62, disappeared last month while holidaying with his wife in the area.
Because of the reptile’s size it is a protected animal that cannot be killed.
It can also not be released and under Queensland state law it cannot be displayed in a zoo, so a breeding program was the only alternative.
“Any crocodile over 4m is protected under conservation laws, so it needs to go into a facility where it can be used in a way that benefits crocodile conservation,” said a spokesman for the Environmental Protection Agency.
Booker disappeared on Sept. 30 after he went to check crab pots in a river in the so-called “Cape Crocodile” region of far north Queensland.
1. holidaymaker n.
假日遊客 (jia4 ri4 you2 ke4)
例: The beach is always full of holidaymakers at this time of year.
2. stomach n.
例: James missed school with a stomach problem.
3. alternative n.
可選擇的辦法 (ke2 xuan3 ze2 de5 ban4 fa3)
例: There was no alternative but to go by bus.
4. crab n.
例:Daphne made a delicious crab sandwich.
Crocodiles were around at the time of the dinosaurs and somehow survived the extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs.
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