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Post  kevlorraine2 Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:05 am

hi all, couldnt help remembering my trip to pine creek some years back, and coming across crockodile prints in a creek bed, hair stood up on the back of my neck, i had to walk through eye-height thick grass for several hundred metres, to get out of there. wild boar pigs and wild buffalo during the same trip didnt worry me.

it all came back to me the other day when watching a australian movie called BLACK WATER.

the scariest movie i have ever watched. OPEN WATER or JAWS have got nothing on this one. i cant understand how come it hasnt been more widely known and recommended.

not a new movie, you can get it off the cheaper shelves at your video shop. i highly recommend it ... kev

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Post  Jigalong Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:11 am

I have heard about it and will never watch it. I camp by myself and don't need stories like that ruin my relaxed desert nights.
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Post  GoldstalkerGPX Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:19 am

Kev I have seen black water, in the first 10 minutes I was going to turn it off (I hate movies like that) BUT watched all of it and what a great movie!!! I recommend it to many people, and above all it is based on a true story (if i'm not mistaken)
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Post  kevlorraine2 Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:50 pm

yep. movie is based on a true story, glad it wasnt me ... kev

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Post  Guest Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:14 pm

AUSTAR and FOXTEL have been flogging it to death since January... a good movie, as is "Rogue" simillar story about a killer croc holding people captive in the top end.

Although the movie says it is "based on a true story" it actually isn't. It's probably more "inspired" by a true story. The author got the idea from reading of a croc attack that claimed the life of one young fellow in 2003.

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Post  Guest Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:41 pm

While at Broome behind the shops that sell Jewllery and pearls on the edge of roebuck bay is a big 3.5 metre salty that lurcks in the mangroves only about 80 metres from the town centre. When the tide goes out you can go mudcrabing in the mangroves ( the locals warn you that if you hear a type of dog like bark in the mangroves it is the salty warning u that u are in his territory. They also said when you do not hear the dog like bark watch out as it may be stalking you for food)
There is a small jetty or wharf like stucture also in this area and at high tide i watched a guy catch a large mud crab using a handline and a pierced tin of catfood. He just let it sit in the water and waited for the crab to come and grab hold of the tin and he slowly pulled it up and put a fish net under it and landed it on the jetty in front of me. BIG CRAB too and right on the edge of town.

Around the same time a big 3 metre salty was cruising up and down cable beach as well made the local radio news and local paper.

Spoke to one of the owners of the Agnew Pub ( ex army guy ) stated he had a mate sailing down in a 22 foot yacht from Darwin to Broome and about 200 km south of darwin he had a big salty stalking the yacht for about 6 days.

Also South Australian Bob who has been detecting in the winter months since 1978 saw a big weird glowing light at Pine creek one night and stated he would never go back to the spot again at night as it was a Min Min light.

P.s If in broome go to the roebuck pub on a thursday night ( titty night ) wet T shirt competiton and all the female back packers enter it to earn a bit of easy extra dough on their travels. The pub goes berserk and gets about 1500 people to the event every thursday night. ( God i loved titty night ) An wished the do gooders in the eastern states did not ban it. Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

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Post  buzzdog Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:33 pm

kevlorraine2 wrote:hi all, couldnt help remembering my trip to pine creek some years back, and coming across crockodile prints in a creek bed, hair stood up on the back of my neck, i had to walk through eye-height thick grass for several hundred metres, to get out of there. wild boar pigs and wild buffalo during the same trip didnt worry me.

it all came back to me the other day when watching a australian movie called BLACK WATER.

the scariest movie i have ever watched. OPEN WATER or JAWS have got nothing on this one. i cant understand how come it hasnt been more widely known and recommended.

not a new movie, you can get it off the cheaper shelves at your video shop. i highly recommend it ... kev

Interesting you should mention croc prints kevlorraine2, they pulled a 4 meter + salty out of the Katherine river a few weeks ago....
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Post  thelion Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:08 pm

I remember the old days when one could swim in the East Alligator river above Cahills crossing, and the Adelaide River at Tortilla flats, Coomalie Creek near the HWY.


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Post  Jigalong Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:42 pm

Yep, me too. I have a picture of myself waist deep barra fishing the Mitchell River on Cape York.
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Post  davent Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:09 am

coomalie creek would be one of the last places I would swim, I have seen crocs at the top of the Mary, in the pine creek orogen.

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