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The Big Boxing Crocodile, Humpty Doo NT

The Big Boxing Crocodile

 

 

Located just outside the United fuel station on the Arnhem Highway, the Big Boxing Crocodile stands 6 meters tall and makes reference to the crocodile population of Darwin and the surrounding area.

 

It was supplied by a guy called Ray Park, who made it to celebrate Australia winning the America’s Cup in 1983.  It took 14 weeks to build, 2 weeks to paint and install, and has since helped out by attracting tourism to the area.  These days, it’s almost shrouded in vegetation, but the red mitts and gaping mouth full of teeth are still visible from the highway.

 

A big thanks to Ray for contacting us and giving us more information about the Big Boxing Crocodile.