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Old 15-06-2014   #1
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Question Temple Bay visits

G day, I'm going with a small group to Temple Bay end of July beginning of August. Anyone been there lately? And has anyone got any good tips of what to expect? Cant wait!
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Old 15-06-2014   #2
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You lucky buggas. Wish I was going with you. Can't believe it's about 30 years since I had to leave there. Still wish I could go back to live.

Just keep your eyes open. You never know what you might find, or see. If you happen to see a Quoll with a Banded Tail, please try and get a Pic.

Have a great time, and please respect the country.

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please respect the country.
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Absolutely. Look after the place. Take only photos and leave only footprints.
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Old 19-06-2014   #4
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I have read somewhere there is a very large resident croc there. Not sure how true it is. Did it take you long to get the permit? Would like to go there myself but just can keep extending, trip is 6 weeks already. Perhaps you could report back with track conditions.
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The creek is a Croc breeding area. Be careful anytime you're near the water there. We saw one that I estimated to be about 20ft, and then he moved, and another 3 or 4 feet emerged from the water.

I've seen them from his size, down to hatchlings in that creek. You'll be fine as long as you keep your eyes open, and don't do anything stupid.

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26ft was the size I read so there might be a huge male in there somewhere. The story was some lads were told about this Croc, and when they arrived there is was like a floating log in the bay. Seems very big though. But wouldn't that be grand to see such a large ancient animal. Still surviving and coping in this modern world.
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I used to call him Sampson. Used to often see smaller [8-10 footers approx.] ones playing in the little wave-lets at the waters' edge sometimes. They roll around in them.

As you say, it's really something to see them in their natural Habitat. I now live not far from a Croc. Farm in CQ., and have only been there twice. Won't ever go again. I can't stand to see them penned in there.

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