Fosters, Helping Crocodiles Since 1971

croc.jpg Nearly one-third of crocodile-related deaths in Australia are the result of inebriated swimmers according to a recent study that investigated all attacks that occurred between 1971 and 2004.

The study, published in the U.S.-based Wilderness Medical Society journal, found that fatal attacks had remained roughly stable at about two per year since the 1970s. “But the number of nonfatal attacks has increased markedly,” Manolis said. Nonfatal attacks increased sharply from about 0.1 per year between 1971 and 1980 to 3.3 per year from 2001 to 2004, according to the study.

Source: [Animal Planet]

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