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jumping with anticipation

This is what will happen when you stick you head out of the window.


The famous Darwin Jumping Crocodiles are actually in the Adelaide River, about 70 klm down the Arnehm Highway to the mining town of Jabiru and Kakadu National Park.


These cruises on the Adelaide River are the best way to see crocodiles in their natural habitat, even if their behaviour is modified a little by hand feeding from the tour boats.


The cruises were started in 1985 by a couple of crocodile hunters made redundant by both a lack of crocs to hunt and changes in the conservation laws making it illegal anyway.


Today the crocodile population has returned to something similar to pre-European numbers, however getting close to them in the wild can be both difficult and dangerous, except on this short stretch of the Adelaide River where they are used to the tour boats.


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Taken on January 14, 2006