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Title Bushwhacked!: Croc Eggs - Series 3, Ep 6 of 13 / Director: Thrupp, Colin
Published Australia : ABC3, 2015
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Series Bushwhacked! ; Series 3, Episode 6
Summary Saltwater crocodiles or 'salties', in their current form, have been on earth for 200 million years. To put that into perspective, homo sapiens have only been around for 100,000 years, proving crocs are expert killing machines. Their name is misleading as the breeding and raising of young saltwater crocodiles actually takes place in freshwater areas. Females lay in the vicinity of 40 to 60 eggs between November to March each year, building nests made from plant matter and mud on riverbanks. While the location of the Australian crocodile nests is sometimes used as an indication of how much rain can be expected during the upcoming wet season... the crocs don't always get it right. Many nests are flooded every year, killing the embryos, presenting Kayne with one hairy challenge in this particular Bushwhacked Mission.Croc eggs must be relocated before the wet washes them away while a keen eye must be kept out for the ever-protective nest guard - mother saltie!PRODUCTION DETAILS:Mint Pictures, Series Producer Poppy Stockwell. Executive Producer Dan Goldberg
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2015-06-08 at 17:25:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Crocodiles -- Anatomy.
Crocodiles -- Behavior.
Wildlife conservation -- Management.
Wildlife research.
Northern Territory.
Form Streaming video
Author Thrupp, Colin, director
Ellis, Kamil, host
Tremills, Kayne, host
Chambers, Tate, contributor
Lever, John, contributor
Manolis, S. Charlie, contributor
Nadji, Sean, contributor
Ruske, Andrea, contributor