Australians give each other crocodiles for Christmas

"Feed the croc, throw them some chooks. It's part of the Territory."
"Feed the croc, throw them some chooks. It's part of the Territory." Photo credit: Reuters

Crikey, what a present! Australians are celebrating Christmas by giving their loved ones the most Aussie gift ever - crocodiles.

A crocodile farm in the Northern Territory rounded up 100 baby salt and freshwater crocs for people to buy as presents.

"I saw it on Facebook actually, 50 percent off a croc and I'm like 'Yeah, how cool!'," Darwin customer Shaz Murphy told ABC News.

"It's a family Christmas present, we're all going to have him."

The owner of the farm says she's been shocked by the demand.

"Everyone is crazy, they all want to have a baby croc," Darwin's Crocodylus Park owner Giovanna Webb told ABC News.

While a pet croc might seem like an ideal Christmas present for the kids, there are rules.

City dwellers can only own a croc until it grows to 60cm long. Then it has to be returned to the crocodile farm.

However in rural areas of the Northern Territory there are no size restrictions - meaning the croc can grow to its full size.

"I have a few of my friends they used to have big massive pools, swimming pools, but not anymore, the pool now belongs to the croc," Ms Webb said.

"When we have dinner parties, part of the show is to feed the croc, throw them some chooks. It's part of the Territory."

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