The name of an Australian farmer named Matt Wright went viral on the internet when he posted his photo on his Facebook page this weekend with a huge crocodile in the north of his country.
While encounters with these huge saltwater crocodiles are not uncommon in Australia, a debate sparked on the networks about the use of the tape to dominate the beast.
A man who said he was an expert in the field said that "it is common that, when they find these huge crocodiles near a town, the peasants try to immobilize them. The tape is used for two reasons, to protect people who maneuver the crocodile and because by covering the eyes, the animal is not stressed and remains calm "" Keeping it calm in the transfer is a priority because if it wags its tail, this can be as deadly a weapon as its mouth. " Then the idea is to take it to areas where it can be released safely from possible slaughter.
What was commented on social networks:
The comments were divided between those who criticized the man for the alleged animal abuse and those who congratulated him for hunting him and "keeping the nearby towns safe."
"Did you get enough tape? Hopefully you don't have it like that for long, poor thing," Sally-Jo Famlonga wrote. "Leave the poor animal alone," Dean Aderman claimed.
However, others defended Wright for hunting the animal and keeping nearby towns safe.
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