Crocodile survives being hit by bus

2011-12-22 12:00

Canberra - 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 on Thursday 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.

  • Dave - 2011-12-22 12:14

    I guess journalists are now on leave. News24 cleaners are in charge.

      Gina - 2011-12-22 12:36

      Don't be so negative, it's nice to have some good news for a change... Not all just rape, murder and corruption!

      Portia - 2011-12-22 12:41

      That made me laugh.

      Wall - 2011-12-22 12:51

      I always wonder why people make the effort to open and read articles, just to complain about being written. If you don't like stories like these, don't read them. The title wasn't even misleading.

      Aijaman - 2011-12-22 15:29

      Good one Dave..classic!!!

  • jowza1 - 2011-12-22 12:27

    only advantage of being thick skinned

  • Anthony - 2011-12-22 12:38

    but did the bus survive?

      Charles - 2011-12-22 12:59

      Anthony you are crazy! Heee heee you made my day

      ckudya - 2011-12-23 08:30

      It cried croc tears.

  • DieSeL - 2011-12-22 12:44

    Suppose the duck was not so lucky...

  • Shirley - 2011-12-22 15:16

    how nice to hear someone doing some GOOD for a change!!!!!We should take care if all creatures-if we did we might get along better with other humans!

  • Burtfred - 2011-12-22 15:24

    Why did the croc get hit by the truck? Because he didn't duck in time.

      ckudya - 2011-12-23 08:32

      It's not a truck. It's a bus, you rhyme hunter.

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