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article imageNude sun bathers bolt from Aussie beach to avoid crocodile

By Marcus Hondro     Sep 12, 2013 in World
A crocodile is not a creature you are likely to enjoy an encounter with at any time but having one come lunging out of the water when you're nude sunbathing is particularity unsettling. In Broome, Australia, a recent croc warning sent nudists scrambling.
It happened Monday on Cable Beach in Broome, a tourist town in Western Australia some 1400 miles north of Perth. A crocodile about 4 metres long was spotted by life guards and by at least one swimmer. The alert went out and the clothes, and shoes, went on as the naked beat a hasty retreat.
The area also houses a beach where bathing suits are required and those sun-lovers also got out of the water and off of the beach.
"There was approximately 20 people in the water and 60 cars on the beach so we've just put signs on, made sure that everyone's aware that the beach was closed." the supervisor of lifeguards, Chase Lurati, told Australian media. "North of the rocks is the community beach which people go to naked. They all understand, they're all quite regular here."
Crocodile attacks in Australia on rise
Crocodiles are common in an area called Roebuck Bay that's not far from Cable Beach, but not often reported at Cable Beach. The fact they are not often spotted off the shores of the beach seems security enough for nudists and other beach-goers alike, though the thought of encountering a croc has some declining to go out deep alone.
Australia's saltwater crocodiles are dangerous and attacks have become more common. A man was killed by a crocodile while he swam in the Northern Territories in August and in November both a male and female child were killed in separate incidents, also in the Northern Territories. Obviously these beasts are best avoided.
But somehow, it seems, even more so when in the buff.
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