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Honourable Mention: Croc Bait

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After a fatal crocodile attack in Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia, four men decided it was a good idea to party in a trap set up to catch the man-eating crocodile responsible.

Posing in a series of photos, grinning and mucking about, the men seemed unaware of the dangers of being inside the trap, right where the bait is normally placed to lure in the animals.

"Queensland’s environment minister, Steven Miles, also expressed disbelief, tweeting the image with the message: “Srsly? The meat we put in these traps is bait. For crocodiles. Don’t swim in them! It’s stupid and illegal.”"

“I was absolutely gobsmacked, this is incredibly stupid and dangerous behaviour. I’m wondering if these fellows are vying for the idiots of the year award or the idiots of the century award,” mayor of Douglas Shire, Julia Leu.

If they can't win the Idiot of the Year Award, they can at least hope for an Honourable Mention for the Darwin Awards.

We can only hope that their lack of self-awareness leads to a Darwin Award winning future and a very satisfied crocodile or two.

Submitted on 10/23/2017

Submitted by: Anonymous

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Bruce said:
Definitely Keep: Honorable Mention
I'm just dumbfounded by this sheer idiocy. That photograph is priceless. Thanks! Since the URL is truncated:

Candi said:
Definitely Keep: Honorable Mention
Okay, scraping my jaw off the floor... Thank you!

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