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Old 9 Nov 2008
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I built the Long Way Down croc farm and caught the three leg croc

Hi there,

Does anyone really give two hoots? I doubt it but here goes!

I was working in Zambia as a Landie mechanic and got offered a job to work on the local croc farm. It was just started, had some ponds, 20 crocs and they needed a manager.

I got stuck in and a year later when I left we had about 70 crocs and the place was 95% finished.

The croc shown in the Long Way Down series with only three legs I caught in a trap down by the Maramba River, next to Livingstone, Zambia.

Here is a link to watch the croc footage from the episode that is my only claim to fame.

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I have just put another post on my blog and dedicated it to this subject.

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Nice claim to fame, great story and welcome
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hehe how do you know it wasn't another 3 legged croc

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Good point!

Well thought of, a hole in my claim to fame.

Shortly after I left Zambia the local gaming authority took over the capture of problem crocs and as far as I know the old man isn't as busy.

But I suppose it could of also happened during a feeding frenzy in the actually enclosure.

If the footage was clearer I could look for a bad scar it had on the side of it's head as well. The reason I know so much about this one croc is that it was the first I caught on my own.

Anyway. It was all good fun.

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