rocks classifieds, by Carin Pickworth
Bundaberg News - Mail)
He is a 3.35m teeth-gnarling carnivore and he lives
in the lounge room of a Bundaberg man's home.
thankfully Steve the crocodile is stuffed full of
and creator of the well-preserved beast, "Crocodile
Mick", wants to replace the ferocious ornament
with a bigger catch so Steve is up for sale
selling him because he is too little and I want a
good 14 footer in here," Crocodile Mick said.
he is an absolute bargain, you will never get a croc
preserved like this anywhere else in the world, he
still has his tongue and toenails intact."
namesake is internationally renowned Australia Zoo
owner Steve Irwin, but Crocodile Mick himself does
not like to be compared to the television star.
a joke," Mick said. "Crocodiles should not
be treated as toys."
from doing taxidermy Crocodile Mick also tans crocodile
hide using a 2500-year-old rainforest bark method.
uses the hide to make "handbags to order"
and interested buyers can even choose their piece
of skin before he places a stitch.
are one-offs," he said.
interested can contact Crocodile Mick on 0402 780
361 or email@example.com
Pitman - 9th September 2004
and Rural News
Media Man Australia director, broadcaster and promoter,
Greg Tingle, does have a business relationship with
Crocodile Mick Pitman