Seventy crocodile heads found in Australian freezer
A group of teenagers found almost 70 crocodiles heads in a freezer dumped near Darwin, Australia. Police are currently investigating how these heads ended up there. They belonged to saltwater crocodiles, a protected species in the area. The fine for killing protected wildlife is up to $57,000 or five years in jail, a risk some poachers will take for the lucrative trade of crocodile skins.
Facts about: australian saltwater crocodiles
Saltwater crocodiles were made a protected species in Australia's Northern Territory in 1970.
It is estimated that up to 200,000 saltwater crocodiles live in the wild in Australia.
Saltwater crocodiles are the largest of the species. They can grow up to 23 feet in length and weigh up to a ton.