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March 09, 2005

Kill, Don't Keep

This is my worst nightmare come to life:

An official from the Ugandan Wildlife Authority (UWA) looks at a five-meter-long, and more than 60 year-old crocodile at farm in Buwama, 45 miles from the capital Kampala, March 8, 2005. The 16-foot crocodile is said to have eaten more than 83 people over the last two decades, and was caught alive in Uganda and transferred to a sanctuary.

DAMMIT, PEOPLE! You don't save alligators and crocodiles! You just kill them. You kill them in front of their little reptilian families as a message to crocs and gators everywhere that YOUR TIME IS COMING. If they were eliminated from the entire world, I honestly don't think anyone would miss them.

They all need to die. Right now. I mean, really - would you want to see this lurking outside your house one day?


No. No you would not.

Posted by Highwaygirl on March 9, 2005 10:54 AM to the category Animals

I've done it! I've finally aquired a new purpose in life. I've come to an ecological epiphany and domesticating Royal Bengal tigers is my new calling. Coming soon to a city near you!

Posted by: RandomBen at March 9, 2005 12:21 PM

New Reality TV Concept: Croc In Asile 5
20 shoppers try to fill their shopping carts with a list of store items while the man-eating croc is loose in the store. The first one through the checkout (in any condition) with all their items wins $50K.
Think of the adrenaline. Think of the product placement opportunities!
Put that croc to work!

Posted by: lifeonhold at March 9, 2005 12:46 PM

If Royal Bengal tigers can kill alligators and crocodiles, then sign me up. But I want a boy kitty so I can name him "Hobbes."

I seriously think I would have a psychotic break if I ever saw a 16-foot alligator. Even the potential entertainment value of basing a reality show on one wouldn't counterbalance the fact that I am terrified of them.

Posted by: Highwaygirl at March 9, 2005 01:07 PM

Living 1,000 miles from the nearest croc (and never seeing one) makes it easier to joke about them. NIMBY

Posted by: lifeonhold at March 9, 2005 08:15 PM

cocodrilos necesitan vivir en este mundo igual que nosotros. son criaturas de dios. aunque no nos gusten. debemos respetarlas y no ocupar su espacio que ya tienen muy poco.

Posted by: david at March 12, 2005 10:19 PM


I'm apaled by the comments this person made about croc's believe it or not they were here before you since the days of the dinosaurs and they have survived. They deserve to live in this world as we do but we already over populate and take over every animals habitat as though we own the world and all its resources get over yourself I'm sure he was thinking you wouldn't be missed either.

Posted by: RE at May 9, 2005 05:17 PM

It's rather disturbing to think that anyone would feel this way about such a fantastic animal. Kill all the bluebottle flies in the world, and I wouldn't be too worried, but crocodiles are an extremely important part of the food chain. This one happens to be 60 years old, meaning he's had a long, rough life, and I'm sure getting caught didn't please him much either. Alligators, crocodiles, that entire family is an evolutionary success. Like sharks, ferns, palm trees, and many others, they are species that have changed so little over millions of years... I'm sorry if you've had a bad experience with a croc, but that does not mean all of them should die. It's as if every big black dog were to be wiped out just because of a "violent" stereotype, or every big cat because of their need to hunt. Perhaps if you took some time to study reptiles, you would appreciate them more. Theories do state that birds are descendents of reptiles, and you seem to like them.

Posted by: Rae at June 13, 2005 08:22 AM

Honest to God, people. What search terms are you using to find my little anti-crocodile/alligator screed?

I'm impressed, though, that there are people who find crocodiles/alligators so enthralling that they are compelled to post comments on some random(notben) person's site in support of them.

By the way, I do appreciate reptile. Snakes are just fab. It's just crocodiles/alligators that I loathe and despise and wish to be wiped out in a glorious plague of some sort.

Fortunately, I'm way too lazy to try and go about figuring out a way to make that happen.

And yes, I do like birds. Because they're pretty, they make nice sounds, and they aren't interested in attacking me, drowning me, and stripping the flesh from my bones

Posted by: Highwaygirl at June 13, 2005 11:07 AM

Rea sir, I'm afraid your argument about Crocodiles being around since the age of the Dinosaurs has little or no merit.

They have lived long enough.

Maybe it's not their time, but face it we're the dominant species here and if we feel threatened, then yeah, they've got to go.

We've got way to many oilfields to drill and Rainforests to burn to take time out to worry about being biten in half by an enraged reptile.


Seriously though, I love animals. I try my best to go out of my way to let them be. Nature as a whole is far more dangerous than a crocodile however, and we still know so little about our own planet. I think we as a species have a lot less of an effect on the world ecosystem than we give ourselves credit for having. More research is the only way we can know for sure. If you really want to help out check this out.


Posted by: RandomBen at June 13, 2005 07:51 PM

I've just been letting everything pass me by , but oh well. What can I say? I've just been hanging out doing nothing, but eh. Basically not much notable going on. My life's been completely dull these days. Not much on my mind lately, but pfft.
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