'Outback Hunters': Croc Knocks Hunter Into The Water
- On "Outback Hunters," a crocodile hunter was about to become the hunted after he was knocked into croc-infested waters. And it was the croc who knocked him in! "Eric! Er...
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'Outback Hunters': Helicopters Vs. Jumping Crocodiles
- American television viewers have seen a lot of shows depicting how people deal with crocodiles. But "Outback Hunters" had a new one for them, showing how Australians kee...
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History takes a page from its own "Swamp People" and goes Down Under to document the work of crocodile hunters in the Northern Territory of Australia. In a treacherous terrain known as the Top End, the crocs outnumber humans three to one, and once Australia's dry season kicks in, the beasts are on the move, coming into close contact with civilians and livestock. That's when the hunters earn their keep, risking their lives to protect others by using hand-thrown harpoons to corral the 2,000-pound reptiles. The hunters include Paul Henwood, who has access to hunting grounds others don't because he's part Aborigine, and Tommy Nichols, a government ranger whose job mainly involves the harpooning and trapping of crocodiles that are infiltrating major waterways.