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Eric, the late, great "salty" crocodile, and star of the Gosford Reptile Park, has a little snack back in 2003 when we last visited him. He died in July 2007 at Gosford's Australian Reptile Park in New South Wales.
At 5m long and 700kg, Eric was the largest croc in NSW and the main attraction of the park at the time of his death.
Handed to the park in 1989, Eric was labelled a "problem crocodile" from an early age.
Implicated in the disappearance of two Aboriginal children in the NT in the 1980s, Eric was captured for the safety of the community and taken to Darwin Crocodile Farm where his welcome rapidly wore thin.
Eric bit off the heads of two female crocodiles with whom he was supposed to mate and lost his right rear leg in a duel with a fellow croc.
But he mellowed with age and was a sedate star attraction with a fan club of 10,000 members across the world.
Every year Eric consumed his own body weight in chicken, goat and fish.
"Eric was much more than a crocodile," Reptile Park owner Robyn Weigel said.
"He was a day-to-day part of our lives and held with great affection in our community and in fact throughout Australia."
Yeah.

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  • Copyright: Will Perrett (willperrett) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 537 W: 269 N: 1188] (5982)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2003-08-00
  • Categories: Nature
  • Camera: Canon T90
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-09-11 12:13
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