Crocodile attacks couple in northern Australia |jon_downes|jon@cfz.org.uk|02/02/04 at 21:33:39|jon_downes|xx|0|217.44.226.11|Crocodile attacks couple in northern Australia
28/01/2004 20:53:25 | ABC Radio Australia News

In northern Australia, two campers are recovering after a crocodile attacked
the tent they were sleeping in.

The couple, aged in their thirties, are described as shaken but uninjured.

They were camping on the banks of the Pentecost River, west of Kununurra, in
the north of Western Australia, when they say a four-metre saltwater crocodile
attacked their Mosquito dome in the early hours of the morning.

They somehow escaped to their car, but it wouldn't start due to a flat
battery.

The department of Conservation and Land management says one of them then
walked six kilometres to a cattle station to seek help.

Our reporter, Claire Moodie, says wildlife officers have set a trap to try to
catch the crocodile.

In the meantime, the department has renewed its warning to people to camp at
least 50 metres away from the water's edge in crocodile-infested areas.

http://www.abc.net.au/ra/newstories/RANewsStories_1033504.htm
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