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This is What You Would See Before Being Eaten by a Crocodile
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2018-04-24    0 views
If you’ve ever wondered what the inside of a half-tonne crocodile’s mouth looks like, GoPro video posted on April 23 by zookeeper Tim Faulkner shows, in uncomfortably close-detail, exactly that.
Footage taken from the Australian Reptile Park in Somersby shows a crocodile reach out and clamp down on the camera with its powerful jaws. After showing the inside of the beast’s mouth, including some surprisingly white and polished teeth, the camera is tossed aside into the pool.
Credit: Australian Reptile Park via Storyful
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Deputies Find Bears Wandering Around Station Parking Lot
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2018-04-24    0 views
A deputy from the Placer County Sheriff’s North found three bear cubs prowling the parking lot at the North Lake Tahoe, California, early on Sunday, April 22. This video shows Deputy Wroobel telling the bears that the station is open from 9 am.

Credit: Placer County Sheriff's Office via Storyful
Police Pursue Stolen BMW, Believed Driven by Antioch Suspect
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2018-04-24    0 views
Brentwood, Tennessee, police pursued a stolen BMW on April 17, believed to be driven by Travis Reinking, the suspect in the deadly shooting at a Waffle House in Antioch early Sunday morning, April 22.
Nashville police said at a Monday morning news conference that the vehicle was stolen from a Brentwood dealership and was later recovered at the apartment complex where Reinking lived. Brentwood investigators told local media they made the connection when they saw photos of the Antioch shooting suspect.
Reinking was arrested not far from his apartment – and the Waffle House – early Monday afternoon, April 23.
Credit: City of Brentwood via Storyful
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Stray Geese Get Police Escort Across Bay Bridge
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2018-04-23    0 views
A family of geese that was found wandering on San Francisco’s Bay Bridge, was led to safety by officers from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) on Saturday, April 21.
This video shows two adult geese and their chicks being led off the bridge by the police. The CHP closed one lane of the Bay Bridge for several miles to allow the geese to reach Treasure Island safely.
Credit: California Highway Patrol via Storyful
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Drone Footage Shows Ice Breakup Along Caribou's Aroostook River
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2018-04-22    0 views
A layer of ice on the Aroostook River in Caribou, Maine broke away and floated downstream on April 21, prompting flood warnings for the northeastern town of Washburn.
The National Weather Service issued the warning on Saturday. This drone footage, filmed by eyewitness Paul Wolfe, shows a view of the ice jam from above.
Credit: Paul Wolfe via Storyful
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Storm Rolls Over South West Cape, Thousands of Homes Without Power
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2018-04-22    0 views
Thousands of homes in West Australia were without power after a fierce storm rolled through the state’s southwest on April 21, bringing lightning and rain.
The storm, which continued well into the early morning, dumped up to 40 millimetres of rain overnight and left over 5,000 homes in Mandurah, Bunbury, and Australind without electricity, WA Today reported.
A timelapse filmed from Point Peron, south of Perth, shows the ominous storm clouds rolling over Garden Island.
Credit: Christopher Szumlanksi via Storyful
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Aurora Australis Illuminates Southern Skies
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2018-04-22    0 views
From Australia to New Zealand, photographers across Australasia braved cold weather to capture the dazzling southern lights as they illuminated the night skies on April 20.

The Aurora Australis unfolded on Friday night and injected the sky with vibrant pinks and yellows. The aurora is a result of solar winds colliding with atoms in the upper atmosphere, according to NASA.

The colourful display also lit up parts of south Victoria, where Philip Dubbin captured this timelapse.

Credit: Philip Dubbin via Storyful
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Thuringowa Sibling's Alleged 'Party Drug' Empire Dismantled
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2018-04-22    0 views
Townsville officers searched two Kirwan, Thuringowa houses on April 19, finding a stash of party drugs they alleged were the property of a brother and sister.

According to police, who spoke to the Townsville Bulletin, they seized “cannabis, cocaine, LSD, steroids, restricted prescription drugs, $6,400 cash, an MDMA ‘shopping list’ and instructions on cannabis production during the raids”.

A 27-year-old man and 20-year-old woman face 42 charges pertaining to the raid, a 23-year-old man and 21-year-old man were also charged with drug offences.

Credit: Queensland Police Service via Storyful
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Emergency Vehicle Dashcam Captures Positive Community Behavior After Accident
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2018-04-22    0 views
German motorists on the A92 highway near Etting parked any semblance of road rage on April 14 as they adhered rigidly to best practice when dealing with emergency vehicles attending a major road crash.

A crash further up the motorway prompted hundreds of trucks, cars, and vans to pull onto both sides of the road to make a pathway for emergency vehicles to pass. Footage from the Freising Technical Relief Agency (THW-Freising) shows a cleared path with captions calling the behavior of the road users “very positive.”

In typical German style, road-users can be seen patiently waiting for the emergency services vehicle to pass through the two orderly lines of parked cars throughout the video.

Thankfully, despite some of the dramatic images from the scene, the drivers involved in the crash between a BMW a refrigerated trailer escaped with only minor injuries.

Credit: THW-Freising via Storyful
Surfer Laird Hamilton Saves Bison From Kauai Floods
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2018-04-20    0 views
Surfer Laird Hamilton joined the rescue effort to run up a herd of bison swept away when flooding tore through Hanalei town, Kauai, over the weekend.
The Honolulu Star Advertiser reported some of the bison were caught up in the flooding and others were spooked by the rescue helicopters.
A near record 28 inches of rainfall over the weekend brought devastating floods to the north shore of Kauai swamping homes, triggering landslides, and washing out roads. The National Guard has evacuated hundreds of people and have airlifted in supplies to people cut off in Hanalei.
Credit: Jeff White via Storyful
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Australian Reptile Park Delighted With 'Easter' Alligator Eggs
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2018-04-20    0 views
Easter is fast approaching and Australian Reptile Park staff are delighted with a very different kind of Easter egg.

This March 29 video from the park, which is based in Somersby, New South Wales, shows an alligator hatching. The park said at least five baby alligators had hatched following their incubation in early January, and more were expected to emerge during the Easter weekend.

“They are so small at the moment and can fit in the palm of my hand, it’s crazy to think that they’ll grow up to be over three metres one day,” Head of Reptiles Daniel Rumsey said.

Credit: Australian Reptile Park via Storyful
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David Bowie Statue Vandalized in Aylesbury 48 Hours After it Was Unveiled
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2018-04-20    0 views
A statue of David Bowie was vandalized on March 27, less than 48 hours after it was unveiled in Aylesbury, England. Graffiti reading “Feed the homeless first” and “RIP DB” were scrawled next to it, while parts of the statue were painted over.

Footage of the vandalism was captured on a webcam set up in front of the bronze statue, named “Earthly Messenger,” which was created after a crowdfunding campaign by music promoter David Stopps gathered £100,000 to finance the piece.

The statue was only unveiled on March 25 and was placed outside the Friars Aylesbury club where Bowie gave his first performance as Ziggy Stardust in July 1972.

Credit: David Stopps via Storyful
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Chimp and Baboon Saved From Captivity in Rural Congo Village
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2018-04-20    0 views
A chimp and a baboon were rescued from cramped conditions by rescue organization Lwiro Primates in the Democratic Republic of Congo on April 19.

Along with the help of Kahuzi Biega National Park, Lwiro Primates freed the illegally held chimp and baboon in a village not far from Lwiro in the province of South Kivu. The animals were given up by a family who wanted to give them a better life, according to a post on the Lwiro Primates Facebook page.

The organization said the pair will join a group of a group of primates after they pass quarantine at their sanctuary.

“Thanks to the work of sensitization more people understand that wild animals deserves better. The family who held them for all these years call us because they want for them a better life, and we are going to provide it,” the post read.

Credit: Lwiro Primates via Storyful
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Japan's Ioyama Volcano Erupts for First Time in 250 Years
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2018-04-20    0 views
Japan’s Mount Ioyama was still spewing steam on Friday morning, April 20, a day after the volcano’s first eruption in 250 years.

The Japan Meteorological Agency raised the alert level to 3 around the volcano, part of the Kirishima mountain range, on Kyushu.

Credit: Japan Meteorological Agency via Storyful
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Bus Driver Watches TV on Phone While Driving Near New York
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2018-04-20    0 views
A bus driver was captured on video watching videos on his phone while driving on the freeway in New York en route to Woodbury Common.

Barry Fisk said that the bus left New York around 8:30am on Monday morning and the driver started watching videos immediately. Fisk said he booked his bus ticket through Get Your Guide, a popular website for bus tours and attractions.

Credit: Barry Fisk via Storyful
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Green Turtles Hatch on New South Wales' North Coast
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2018-04-19    0 views
More than 70 green turtles hatched on a beach near Coffs Harbour, on New South Wales’ north coast, on Saturday, April 14.

New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) staff excavated a turtle nest on Boambee Beach and released 72 young turtles into the sea on Saturday. Another 42 hatchlings were found on Monday, April 16.

“Despite seeing all the hatchlings off to the water’s edge, only one in 1000 will likely survive to reach adulthood,” NPWS Ranger Martin Smith said.

Credit: New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service via Storyful
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'Exotic' Baby Animal Boom at Wildlife Park
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2018-04-19    0 views
The Symbio Wildlife Park in Helensburgh, New South Wales, has experiened an “exotic” baby animal boom this spring. This April 19 footage features its young meerkats, marmosets and red pandas.

The meerkat pups and marmoset twins had ventured into exhibits, while the red panda babies had started eating from their bowls instead of being syringe-fed, the park said.

Credit: Symbio Wildlife Park via Storyful
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Smoke Billows From Engine of Delta Plane at Atlanta Airport
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2018-04-19    0 views
A Delta Air Lines plane made an emergency landing at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport shortly after takeover on Wednesday, April 18, after smoke was spotted coming from one of its engines.

The airport said shortly after 6 pm smoke could be seen emerging from the departing plane. Delta Flight 30 was redirected back to the airport where firefighting crews hosed down the smoking engine, as seen in this footage.

No injuries were reported and there was minimal impact on airport operations.

Credit: Andrea Fredrickson via Storyful
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Entangled Gray Whale Found by Puget Sound Scientists, But Was Lost Again
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2018-04-19    0 views
After a two-day search, marine biologists on Saturday, April 14, located a gray whale moving through Puget Sound that had been spotted the day before entangled in fishing gear. Due to an unusual turn of events, however, it was lost again.
The NOAA’s fisheries division is now seeking the help of boaters, whale watchers or others in finding the whale, who is not believed to a regular visitor to the area, so its health and condition can be assessed, according to the Seattle Times.
Scientists with Sealife Response, Rehab, Research (SR3) and the Cascadia Research Collective (CRC) worked together to track the whale. SR3’s Doug Sandilands, who shared this footage with Storyful, and said the stainless steel “grapple” thrown at the start of the video was used to grab onto the entangling gear, allowing them to turn off the engine of their inflatable boat and be dragged along behind the whale, as the footage shows. They then used an underwater camera to assess how the whale was entangled.
The scientists eventually found the whale on Saturday evening, after being hindered by bad weather the day before, and attached a satellite-tracking device and a buoy to it, the Seattle Times reported. As the sun went down, the rescue effort was suspended and those involved assumed the tracking device would allow them to track the whale the next day to continue untangling the whale from the fishing gear. However, the signals from the device stopped overnight and were later picked up from a location on land, the report said. A yacht owner later told scientists he saw the whale swim under his boat, leading them to believe the tracking device became dislodged as the whale rubbed against the boat, according to the Seattle Times.

Credit: SR3 and CRC via Storyful
Bumbling Suspects Try and Fail to Steal ATM From Harris County Court Annex
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2018-04-19    0 views
Two suspects used a truck to crash into the court entrance of a Harris County, Texas, government building to steal an ATM on April 15 and it did not go well. This surveillance video was taken from the Harris County Precinct 2 John Phelps Annex.

After the pickup truck crashed through the door, one man used a ratchet strap to hook to the ATM, ran back to the truck and couldn’t get into the passenger door. He jumped into the back of the truck and the driver went back through the crashed entrance. The thieves were not successful in taking the ATM.

The Pasadena Police Department said a temporary wall was constructed and a few days later, someone broke back into the building but it was unknown if the two incidents were related or if anything was taken.

Credit: Pasadena Police Department via Storyful
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Tiny Turtles Take Their First Swim After Being Released Into East Australian Current
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2018-04-18    0 views
Tiny turtle hatchlings from Queensland Museum were released into the East Australian Current from near Mooloolaba, as seen in this April 18 video.

“These little guys will ride the Eastern Australian Current (or the EAC) past the northern tip of New Zealand and on to the coasts of Chile and Peru and they won’t return to Queensland waters for around 16 years,” museum spokesperson Christine Robertson said. Those who survive are expected to return to Capricorn Bunker Islands and the sand islands of Moreton Bay.

The Australian Government says loggerhead turtles are endangered.

Credit: Queensland Museum via Storyful
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Australian Reptile Park Expecting Dingo Puppies
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2018-04-18    0 views
The Australian Reptile Park announced on April 18 that it is expecting dingo puppies.

Dingoes Adina and Fred were checked by a vet, as seen in this video.

“Dingoes are being blasted, baited, tracked, shot and hunted in the wild because of their perceived damage to agriculture. However, killing dingoes removes them from the critical weight ecosystem, allowing feral foxes and cats to continuously increase the rate of mammal extinction,” Tim Faulkner of the Reptile Park said.

The dog, native to Australia, is listed on IUCN as “vulnerable”.

Credit: Australian Reptile Park via Storyful
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Cutest Marmoset Family Ever Loves to Play and Cuddle
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2018-04-18    0 views
The marmoset family at Symbio Wildlife Park love their time together, cuddling and playing all day long.

In this footage, shared by the park on April 18, the tiny, “highly social,” creatures are just too cute to handle.

Credit: Symbio Wildlife Park via Storyful
Huge Ice Shoves Form in Wisconsin
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2018-04-18    0 views
Heavy snowfall continued to cause treacherous conditions on the roads in south east Wisconsin on Tuesday, April 17.

These videos taken by eyewitness Joanne Furton show the impact of the snow storm.

The first and second clips show the ice jams which formed in Red Arrow Park next to Green Bay. The third clip shows the thick snow which covered 1st street in the nearby town of Menominee.
The National Weather Service issued a weather warning for the area, which would remain until at least Thursday, April 19, according to Fox News.

Credit: Joanne Furton via Storyful
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Timelapse Shows Bushfire Smoke Filling Southwest Sydney Sky
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2018-04-17    0 views
A timelapse video captured plumes of smoke filling the sky over Burwood, western Sydney, as a bushfire burned in the area on April 16.

NSW Rural Fire Service said the fire, which started within the Holsworthy Range and Barden Ridge, had scorched more than 3,000 hectares but had been brought under control by more than 200 firefighters.

Credit: David Ha via Storyful
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Little Penguins Released Into Sydney Harbour
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2018-04-17    0 views
A group of five little penguins was released into the ocean off Manly, a Sydney suburb, on April 17.

The birds, which suffered from dehydration, a broken foot, and injury by fishing hook, were nursed back to health by Taronga Wildlife Hospital staff.

Credit: Taronga Zoo via Storyful
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Hot Air Balloon Crash Lands in California Neighborhood
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2018-04-16    0 views
A hot air balloon made an emergency landing in the Rancho Penasquitos area of San Diego on Sunday, April 15.

Jordan Jennette captured dramatic footage of the hot air balloon touching down on a hillside over Penasquitos Drive. NBC San Diego reported the deflated balloon blocked two roads temporarily but the pilot and 14 passengers were not injured in the landing.

Credit: Jordan Jennette via Storyful
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Freezing Rain Hits Greater Toronto Area in Canada
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2018-04-15    0 views
Freezing rain and snow that hit the Greater Toronto Area on Saturday, April 14, resulted in harsh driving conditions and power outages across southern Ontario.

According to The Canadian Press, citing local police, slippery conditions lead to multiple collisions on highways leading into Toronto were reported on on Saturday. Meteorologist Peter Kimbell told The Press that southwestern Ontario communities near Lake Erie could possibly receive up to 40 millimeters of freezing rain.

CBC reported that as of Saturday night, over 550 crashes were reported around the Greater Toronto Area.

This footage shows a glimpse of the freezing rain.

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Bushfire Edges Near Homes in Menai, South of Sydney
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2018-04-15    0 views
The New South Wales Rural Fire Service said 900 of its personnel were fighting 48 fires across the territory early on April 15.

The service said it had assigned 500 firefighters to a fast-moving bushfire threatening homes in southeast Sydney, near Holsworthy and Menai. This footage is said to show flames encroaching on homes in Menai.

The fire service urged residents to take shelter as the fire approached, and to defend their homes from the fire if they are able.

Credit: @osfreight2 via Storyful
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Florida Police Officers Rescue Blind Woman From Burning Building
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2018-04-13    0 views
Body camera footage captured the moment two Miami Beach police officers ran into a burning and smoke-filled building on Monday night, April 9, to save a blind woman.

Miami Beach Police Department released footage of Officer Alex Llaneras and Ralph Vega rescuing Shelley Spitz, who is legally blind, from the building. ABC 10 News reported a slow cooker that had been left on overnight by accident sparked the fire.

The two officers, Shelley Spitz and her husband, Manishjay Spitz, were treated for smoke inhalation.

Credit: Miami Beach Police via Storyful
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Security Camera Footage Shows Carjacking Linked to Fatal Shooting
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2018-04-13    0 views
New South Wales Police have released security camera footage showing a Sydney carjacking that they believe may be connected to the fatal shooting of former crime boss Mahmoud “Mick” Hawi in February.
In the grainy footage timestamped May 19, 2017, a man can be seen parking his dark grey Mercedes, before another man in black approaches the driver and demands the car, threatening him with a knife, according to police.

Police said the car had not been seen since the incident and was allegedly the vehicle used to transport gunmen to a gym in Rockdale, where Hawi was shot and killed.

Credit: NSW Police Force via Storyful
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Captured Bandicoot Can't Wait to Be Freed
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2018-04-13    0 views
A little bandicoot couldn’t wait to wriggle free and disappear into the bush after being counted at the Hamilton Community Parklands in Victoria, in a video posted on April 13.

Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning rangers captured 40 bandicoots during a population survey of the park.

“Using 120 cage traps, the team captured 40 bandicoots. From this, it’s estimated that there would be 80 to 100 bandicoots at the Parklands,” a spokesperson said.

“By the end of the year, we’re hoping there’ll be up to 150 of the endangered animals at the site.”

It looks more like a bandiscoot!

Credit: DELWP Grampians via Storyful
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Hungry, Cranky Croc Destroys Watermelon With Powerful Jaw
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2018-04-13    0 views
Elvis, the Australian Reptile Park’s notoriously cranky 52-year-old crocodile, showed off his powerful jaw by crunching a watermelon that was rolling towards him, as seen in this April 13 video.

The grumpy reptile “snapped his jaws with an almighty clap and the fruit went flying in every direction,” the Somersby-based park said.

It’s not known whether Elvis has decided to trade in his customary meat feasts for a vegan lifestyle.

Credit: Australian Reptile Park via Storyful
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