Anderson Cooper dives with Nile crocodiles

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    Mar 27, 2013 4:08 AM GMT
    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18560_162-57575690/nile-crocodiles-diving-with-a-deadly-predator/

    He goes diving at around 9 minutes 30 seconds in the video, if you don't want to watch the whole thing.

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    Mar 27, 2013 3:08 PM GMT
    He's so fine! I have to listen without watching the screen. I get stupid every time I see him. Still have trouble focusing on the cute crocs, cause I'm so Ga Ga for AC. icon_cool.gificon_razz.gificon_twisted.gif
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    Mar 27, 2013 4:15 PM GMT
    He would be wearing a Lacoste polo.
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    Mar 27, 2013 4:20 PM GMT
    it does a weird thing when loading, is it worth loading all the way? In other words, do we see him half naked? icon_twisted.gif
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    Mar 27, 2013 4:22 PM GMT
    Denial is MORE than just a river in Egypt.

    That was freaky. Plus how often do you get to see underwater Nile footage of an ecosystem you never even suspected?
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    Mar 27, 2013 4:26 PM GMT
    JESUS. That took some guts.
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    Mar 27, 2013 6:26 PM GMT
    Yogi567 saidJESUS. That took some guts.


    It isn't really guts. It's exactly as he described it, this sense that if they want ya, there's nothing you can do so you might as well enjoy the encounter.

    I've never been with crocs of course but I've run into gators quite a bit over the years while walking or mountain biking out in the Everglades. I think they're cute. But then one time I ran into one seriously the length of our canoe and bigger around as we came through some brush covering a tributary or some sort of cove. I don't even remember what our surroundings looked like as my eyes were fixed. We were right up along the shore where he was sleeping. I could have reached out and petted him.

    And we woke him up. He had an eye on us. And the teeth were huge. It was weird but I wasn't afraid at all. I was in awe of this thing. Also he looked very well fed so we probably weren't even a snack. I could have stayed all day with him. But then I looked back at my friend and she was white as a ghost so I back paddled us out of there.

    So even though, sure, guts to get in that water. But once you're face to face with them something else takes over. It isn't fear or guts, it's respect.
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    Mar 27, 2013 6:28 PM GMT
    I petted a wild possum once.
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    Mar 27, 2013 6:29 PM GMT
    I'd love to do some crazy adventure like that!
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    Mar 27, 2013 6:37 PM GMT
    turbobilly saidI petted a wild possum once.


    lolololol That actually was risky because they'll hiss and snap. My gator had an aura of confident calm about him.
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    Mar 27, 2013 6:38 PM GMT
    It either was playing dead or actually dead......icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Mar 27, 2013 6:46 PM GMT
    I've heard they do that. They go into shock. But I've never seen it. I used to get quite a few at my last house. I'd capture and relocate them down to the river. I always thought they were pretty aggressive though. Not that they attack but when you corner them they show teeth.
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    Mar 27, 2013 6:55 PM GMT
    Every night I put some food out for the feral cats. Since I live right by several hundred acres of woods, I also end up with some raccoons as well as possums coming to visit. (And lots and LOTS of skunks!)
    For a while, I had this faded, very ancient looking and moving possum that used to come every night. Unfortunately, one night (she?) arrived at the dinner plate the same time as a rather young looking raccoon. Raccoon made the mistake of turning around and possum nipped him/her on the butt.
    Very gently.
    Raccoon turned around like, "I can't believe you just did that!" Three times the size of creaky old possum. He stared for a few seconds and then ran off into the night.
    I lol'd.
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    Mar 27, 2013 7:37 PM GMT
    I'm sure that City Kid really thought that was something.
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    Mar 27, 2013 7:39 PM GMT
    Each time I see this subject line in the forum list I read it as "Anderson Cooper dies." So sad....he was so young.
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    Mar 27, 2013 7:48 PM GMT
    There must be an as yet unreleased Anderson Cooper sex tape....icon_eek.gif