Unhappy Hunting

John Lever runs a farm in Queensland with 3,000 crocodiles and has bagged more than 90 in the rough, including one that was five meters long. How hard could it be to trap a 1.2-meter specimen discovered in a fetid creek in an industrial area of Hong Kong's New Territories? Lever tried last week but quickly found he wasn't in Queensland anymore.

Night One: Lever goes straight from the airport to the creek, signs autographs and predicts he will snare the animal within four days. "I plan to catch it with my hands," he...

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