Size Matters!

Video highlights from Outback Wrangler

Size matters, especially if your job involves catching dangerous salt-water crocodiles.

Up in the Northern Territory, an average Salt-water Crocodile reaches around 5 meters long and weighs in at almost 500kg. But this doesn’t mean they don’t come bigger. The world’s largest recorded croc in captivity clocked in at more than 6 meters and weighed over 1000kg!

As a dangerous animal expert, Matt Wright has spent his entire life in the great outdoors drawn to the very creatures that most of us have the sense to run away from. He admits, “this job isn’t for everyone”, the heat, long hours and smell of rotting bait are extremely exhausting. But for Matt and the boys, they wouldn’t have it any other way.

When a couple of concerned fishermen contacted Matt about a croc that was getting a little too close for comfort, they jumped at the opportunity to help. But what they encountered was one of the biggest crocs Matt has ever seen.

Matt Wright returns in a brand new season of Outback Wrangler. Outback Wrangler 3 - Wednesdays 8.30pm from December 6 on National Geographic.

Watch Matt with a 17ft croc here:


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