February 11, 2011
Cyclone Yasi Traumatized Aussie Crocs
Bob Flemming from Townsville's Billabong Sanctuary in Australia's northeast told AFP that 12 saltwater crocodiles, some more than 13 feet long, took days to recover from the recent maximum-strength cyclone.
Tropical Cyclone Yasi so traumatized the reptiles that they hid under water and stopped eating, wildlife park officials said Friday.
"Lots of trees came down on the aviary and some birds, including wedgetail eagles, flew away but they have since returned home," he concluded.
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