Is this the biggest population of crocodiles in the world?

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Crocodiles as far as the eye can see, you could be mistaken for thinking this was a horror film.

It may sound like a scene straight out of Indiana Jones, or maybe a classic horror film, but a swamp swarming with crocodiles isn’t just a scene from Hollywood’s screens.

The Mary River delta system, which stretches for 225 km, southeast of Darwin, is estimated to be the most density populated area of estuarine crocodiles in the Southern Hemisphere, if not the world.

Sound terrifying? This is definitely one place you don’t want to visit alone.

For Matt Wright and the boys from Outback Wrangler however, this hazardous county is like finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

“Catching crocs, flying helicopters, driving airboats it’s a lifestyle choice that’s for sure, not everyone can handle it.” admitted Willow.

Adrenaline is addictive and Matt knows he has to be careful when trying to relocate these predators. Not only does Matt adore these ancient reptiles, he recognizes that they are indispensable to the Mary River ecosystem.

“In my eyes, both of them have the right to exist here.” he told us.

But will their efforts prevail? Or have they bitten off more than they can chew?

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