• Short Summary

    Crocodiles are captured in Queensland to be put on show in Sydney's Reptile Park.

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    Full title reads: "Queensland. Operation Crocodile".

    North West Queensland, Australia. Crocodiles are captured to be put on show in Sydney's Reptile Park.

    Air view, and nearer shot, river winding through the gulf country of Queensland. LV Two men going up river in row boat. Tracking shot, the river. CU Eric Worrell the Australian Reptile Park Director looking for crocodile. LV Two men, one of them is one-armed Terry Arnold, wade into shallow water to catch young crocs. LV The two men jumping in the water. CU As they catch hold of a young croc, which starts to fight. SV Terry Arnold drags croc from water. CU Other man holding croc. SV Eric Worrell filming the capture. SV as two crocs are carried from boat.

    SV Man checking net. CU Net is loaded aboard boat. LV Jeep with two men sitting on roof at radio. GV Light aircraft flies over. Air view, the river, CU Eric Worrell looking through binoculars from the aircraft. Air view, the boat on the river. LV The two men in the boat dragging net in with croc. in it. SV Net coming in. LV Net is dragged towards bank. CU Legs in water. SV The men bringing the net in with the croc fighting, Terry Arnold has to jump as the croc lashes out. CU Man pulling croc in. SV The croc is now clear of net and is held by rope round its neck. It starts to fight, rolling over and over in the water.

    CU Hand holding rope. CU Man pulling on rope. SV As the men try to attach another rope to the croc. CU The crocs with its mouth wide open. SV as it is dragged up the bank. SV Cloth is dropped over croc's eyes. CU as the croc's jaws tied together. CU Man doing tying. SV pan, as three men carry the croc away.


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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:18:00 / 01:22:28:00

Comments (1)

  1. Steve Woods says

    My family and I own the Toyota Land Cruiser with the men sitting on the roof.

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