DARWIN (Australia), Dec 27, 2015:
Residents living near Daly River were horrified to see rising river waters reaching their doorsteps and with it, the monstrous creatures that live in their depths.
Crocodiles have been spotted dragging away bodies of two dogs while other crocs have been seen from helicopters roaming the flooded waters, according to a report in news.com.au .
One of the 400 residents, James Parry who arrived in Darwin over the last two days said it was terrifying to see a crocodile in the football field near his home.
“You can be sleeping back at Daly and you’d be thinking about the water and where is the croc going to come from,” he was quoted as saying to NT News.
“I hope they’re not my dogs, the ones that got taken. I took mine to my sister’s because she lives on higher land. I can launch my boat from my house if I wanted to. The water was right up to the door,” he said.
“We were just watching the water come into the house, and sweeping it out, but we can’t sweep it anywhere.
“When I looked back, when I was in the chopper I had tears in my eyes aye, when I looked back to land. It was a terrible sight — I’ve been there all my life,” he added.
The Daly River is rampant with crocodiles at this time of the year, according to the news.com.au
In March, a 4.38m crocodile was caught at Naiyu that had apparently taken several dogs in the area. In December last year, a 4.7m monster was caught at the Daly River Mango Farm boat ramp.
Over 400 residents from Daly River arrived in Darwin over the last two days as their streets became rivers and many ground level homes became victim to persistent rain over the last three days.