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I went here a few years ago and it had been a dream of mine since I was a kid – we’d had this poster of Kakadu National Park in our toilet that looked very impressive.
The magnetic termite mounds that face due north/south and look like gravestones were impressive, the aboriginal cave paintings were also, as was the colour of the soil and the types of plants they have there. The crocs were also impressive, we saw one munching violently on a fish it had caught and we all promptly put our hands back in the boat.
Ok here is the story…
We booked ourselves on a 5am cruise at Yellow Water – I thought my friends were insane for making me do this but eventually conceded.
We saw tonnes of birdlife, crocodiles some buffalos, all kinds of animals. Then someone spotted a wallaby, they are very small and cute compared to the kind we get down south, it was hopping quite fast, almost frantically towards the water, then we realised why…
there was a dingo chasing it, our guide explained to us that a wallaby has a better chance against a dingo in the water than on land because it can drown it with its legs. It seemed to be swimming right for a very large crocodile, which we thought was odd, but figured it couldn’t see it. It got within about 1 metre of the croc before it suddenly noticed it. It began to turn around in a panic…
but alas it was too late, and the crocodile opened up its jaw and drowned the wallaby before we could all get our cameras ready(we got a photo of the splash). even the hard-core vegetarian in our group was going for the crocodile!over 6 years ago
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