Fluffy The Crocodile survives being hit by bus

2011-12-22 07:41

A veterinarian says a young crocodile named Fluffy is back to her cranky old self after being hit by a bus while duck hunting in a north Australian city.

Doug English says the 1.3m saltwater crocodile underwent emergency surgery and spent 11 days recovering in the Marlin Coast Veterinary Hospital after the late night accident in a beachside suburb of Cairns.

English said yesterday that while young crocodiles were often killed by cars on Cairns’ roads, Fluffy was the first he knew of to survive such an accident.

The crocodile had caught a duck and was headed across the road with it toward a creek when it was hit.

Fluffy was so named by vet nurses because she was found with the “fluffy duck” in her jaws.

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