Australian Reptile Park’s cranky crocodile, Elvis, given quarter of a cow for 53rd birthday

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    JANUARY 2 2019
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    Moody: Northern Territory-born Elvis became known as Australia's crankiest crocodile in 2011 when he ate his keeper’s lawnmower. Picture: The Australian Reptile Park.


    THE country’s crankiest crocodile, Elvis, has charged at his Australian Reptile Park keepers to claim his 53rd birthday present – a quarter of a cow.

    The park’s head of reptiles, Daniel Rumsey, said the 500 kilogram and five metre beast played tug of war with six keepers, before performing a death-roll, ripping apart the meat and chasing the keepers from the yard.

    “Once Elvis grabbed the carcass there was no letting go until he got a mouthful of food, it was quite the tough game of tug-of-war,” he said.

    “Then the death-rolling started and that gave the people watching a real show!

    “We love getting Elvis fired up for holidays and giving him this type of food provides excellent enrichment for him.”


    Elvis lost a tooth during the process and it was given to visitor Kale, who was celebrating his fourth birthday.

     
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    Damn I wish I was there for this, too long since the last visit
     
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