A 12-year-old boy is feared to have been killed in a crocodile attack – the 14th in the past 12 years – leading to calls for a cull on a booming population of the saltwater reptile in Australia’s Northern Territory, according to The Telegraph.
It is believed the boy was taken by a crocodile measuring up to 3m long while swimming with four friends in a remote billabong in the world-heritage listed Kakadu National Park on Sunday.
Before the boy was taken, the crocodile attacked one of his teenage friends, who fought off the reptile, suffering bites to his arm. The 12-year-old boy disappeared shortly later. Members of the group who had been swimming in the Mudginberri Billabong, about 170 miles east of Darwin, said they believed the crocodile had turned on and taken the missing boy, The Telegraph reports.
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