Sweetheart (crocodile)

Sweetheart (crocodile)

Sweetheart at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. Image: wikipedia

Sweetheart was a huge saltwater crocodile responsible for a series of attacks on boats in Australia between 1974 and 1979. In July 1979, it was caught alive by a team from the Territory Parks and Wildlife Commission, but, unfortunately, drowned while being transported when he became tangled with a log. The crocodile’s mounted body is now on permanent display at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.

A 2007 Australian independent horror film named Rogue, about a group of tourists in Australia who fall prey to a giant, man-eating crocodile, was inspired by the true story of Sweetheart. But, in fact, Sweetheart was never responsible for an attack on a human.

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