Crocodile heads in freezer in Australia's Northern Territory - BBC News

posted on 06 Aug 2015 15:33 by soggyamulet6184
The heads belonged to saltwater crocodiles, a secured species in Australia's North Region.

Deep sea crocodiles, the biggest of the types, could grow up to 7m (23ft) in length and consider as much as a tonne.

There are thought to be up to 200,000 deep sea crocodiles in the wild in Australia, where they were made a protected species in 1970.

There is a lucrative profession in the location for crocodile skins, numerous of which visit make purses and also shoes.

"There was fairly a bad smell and also maggots around anywhere," Tommy Nichols, an elderly wild animals ranger being experts in crocodile administration, told ABC.

"A bunch of people maintain some weird things in fridge freezers.".

This undated picture released by the Northern Territory police shows saltwater crocodile heads inside a freezer box behind a row of shops at Humpty Doo town in Australia's Northern Territory

Deep sea crocodiles are a secured varieties in Australia's North Area.

Cops in Australia are investigating how as much as 70 crocodile heads wound up in a freezer dumped near the city of Darwin.

Anyone condemned of killing protected wild animals could encounter a fine of as much as A$ 76,500 (36,000; $56,000) or 5 years in prison.

A group of teenagers made the find behind a row of shops in the town of Humpty Doo on Sunday.