Aussie Boy's Body Found in Croc

Boy vanished while playing with dog and brother in mangrove swamp
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 18, 2009 3:40 AM CST
Aussie Boy's Body Found in Croc
The North Queensland town of Normanton in Australia was flooded by monsoonal rains earlier this month. Authorities warn that the floodwaters hold an increased risk of marauding crocodiles.   (AP Photo/Brian Cassey)

The remains of a 5-year-old boy who vanished while playing near a flooded Australian river have been found inside a crocodile, reports AP. The stomach contents of a 14-foot croc captured in the Daintree River confirmed the giant reptile consumed the boy, who disappeared while playing with his dog and brother in a mangrove swamp. The killer animal will be sent to a crocodile farm or zoo, officials said.
(More crocodile stories.)

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