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Happy Birthday to Cassius the croc, as he tucks into his 20kg chicken cake. Source: Northern Territory News
A FAMOUS north Australian resident turned 110 this week — but there was no letter from the Queen.
Instead, Cassius the croc had to make do with a cake made of chicken necks.
And it took him less than a minute to devour the birthday treat, The NT Newsreports.
Far North Queensland keepers of the world’s largest saltwater crocodile in captivity sang the old croc Happy Birthday before giving him the 20kg meat cake topped with candles.
«He destroyed it in about 30 seconds,» Marineland Melanesia croc wrangler Billy Craig said. «It’s one of the biggest meals he’s had — we decided to spoil him.»
The 5.48m giant reptile — who is in the Guinenss Book of Records — normally eats about 1kg of chicken and fish a day.
Cassius is the world’s biggest crocodile. In captivity, at least.
It isn’t known exactly how old Cassius is but keepers, who estimate his age at about 110, decided it was time to celebrate anyway.