'Idiots of the century' swim into baited crocodile trap

Four men were photographed swimming into a baited croc trap in Queensland, prompting one mayor to dub them "idiots of the century."


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QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA — Photos of four men messing around with a baited croc trap have surfaced outline, and everyone's heads are reeling from the stupid.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that a 79-year-old woman got snatched by a 4.3-meter-long croc in the same area less than two weeks ago, which makes the foursome's stunt even more dangerous and idiotic.

Most people see a trap and take it as an indication that the water is unsafe and teeming with crocodiles. But not these fellas.

We're not sure if they were dumb enough not to know what traps were for, or if they just didn't care.

Either way, the four men played around the baited trap like it was some sort of adult jungle gym — climbing on top, and even going inside. Nevermind that there was a big glaring warning sign.

Australian authorities have yet to identify the men, but they stand to face fines of up to $15,000 if found and convicted of tampering with the traps.
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