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2 08, 2011

Back to School with Everything Dinosaur

By | August 2nd, 2011|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Main Page, Press Releases|0 Comments

Great Dinosaur Themed Back to School Items from Everything Dinosaur

The summer holidays seem to have hardly got started but no doubt the thoughts of parents will be turning to September and the time when the children have to go back to school.  Kit out your young palaeontologists in these fantastic dinosaur themed school items – everything from lunchboxes, and backpacks to pencils – Everything Dinosaur has getting back to school covered.

Whether you are looking an eraser with a picture of a dinosaur on it (to make your mistakes extinct), or pens and pencils so young dinosaur hunters can jot down their discoveries Everything Dinosaur is the place to go to find back to school prehistoric animal themed school sets and stationery.

Everything Dinosaur: Back to School Stationery

See the keen, eager dinosaur fans swish their tails in excitement with this extensive range of back to school accessories.  We even supply a matching lunch box and stainless steel drinks bottle – just like what we use when we go digging up dinosaurs.

The Young Palaeontologists Drinks Bottle

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

There are school kits, dinosaur stationery sets, soft and cuddly back packs, pencil cases, key rings, notebooks, notepads and a whole range of other items, a list as long as a Sauropod’s neck – plenty to choose from enough to make even the most reluctant school pupil roar in approval like a T. rex.

Back to School with Everything Dinosaur

Dinosaur Pens

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

1 08, 2011

Crocodile Attacks and Kills Teenage Boy

By | August 1st, 2011|Animal News Stories, Main Page|0 Comments

Fishing Trip Ends in Tragedy

An Indonesian teenager, fishing from a boat with friends was attacked and killed by a large Saltwater crocodile over the weekend.  Despite frantic efforts from his companions the boy was dragged into the water by the large reptile and following an extensive search by locals and army personnel his body was recovered the next day.

Saltwater crocodiles, also known as Estuarine crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus) can be found over a vast area of the Pacific from Sri Lanka to the Fiji Islands, including northern Australia.  These crocodiles have a deserved, fearsome reputation.  Some specimens have been recorded as reaching lengths in excess of 7 metres and weighing over a tonne.  Unfortunately, attacks from crocodiles are on the increase as crocodile numbers recover from hunting and poaching and people move into areas where crocodiles are abundant.

A Saltwater Crocodile – The Largest Extant Reptile

Picture Credit: Associated Press

As a consequence of an increased number of crocodile attacks in northern Australia there have been calls for a re-introduction of culling to control crocodile numbers.

To read more about this: Calls for Crocodile Controls in the Northern Territories

The teenage boy, Hanry Rumfable, was just fourteen.  He and his friends were fishing from a boat just five hundred metres from their village on the Salafem River, in North Misol, Raja Ampat when suddenly the crocodile attacked.

According to survivors Steven and Melki, the attack was sudden and Hanry stood no chance.

Melki, just fifteen tried in vain to pull Hanry to safety by grabbing his friends T-shirt but it was to prove futile.

He said:

“I saw when he was being pulled by the crocodile off the boat and dragged into the water.”

Villagers accompanied by soldiers conducted a search for Hanry’s body shortly after the incident was reported, though it was not until the next day that they found his body tucked between mangrove trees.  Melki said he was still in shock after witnessing the gory attack and had been too afraid to return home to tell Hanry’s parents what had happened to their only son.  Our thoughts are with Hanry’s family, unfortunately attacks of this nature are an all too common occurrence in areas where Saltwater crocodile numbers are known to be high.

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