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Croc College – Crikey Are The Irwins Going To Host?

When someone told me that the ABC were doing a reality program called Croc College I thought it was a joke. I was wrong.

It will be interesting to see the OH&S policy on this show.

TV Tonight reports:

ABC1 will screen a new factual series that follows ‘extreme challenge’ men and women learning how to manage a saltwater crocodile.

Croc College, a 6 x 30-minute factual series, will see six people gaining practical experience in the crocodile industry. Led by Queensland croc expert John Lever, they will learn how to restrain large crocodiles, how to safely raid nests and remove eggs, how to treat sick and injured crocodiles and how to interpret crocodile behaviour.

Some students will also participate in a world first conservation initiative being run by the University of Queensland to collect and store sperm from wild male crocodiles caught in the Northern Territory in the hope of artificially inseminating female crocs.

Jennifer Collins, ABC TV’s Head of Factual said: “I can’t think of a better way for people to learn not only about crocodiles but themselves. Once you’ve tackled a fully grown salty – I can imagine you’d be ready to tackle anything that comes your way. Croc College promises to be both adrenalin charged and uniquely educational”.

Travelling Tale Productions are currently looking for six applicants interested in a new challenge.

To apply visit: abc.net.au/tv/programs/croccollege.htm

Applications close at 5pm AEDT on Friday 2 December 2011.

11 comments

1 Georgie { 10.18.11 at 8:25 am }

And the winner is – the person with the most body parts still intact.

2 Mrs T { 10.18.11 at 11:23 am }

hhhmmm I don’t know, certainly an interesting choice of reality programing. Don’t think i’ll be tuning in.

3 Culinary Boner { 10.18.11 at 11:31 am }

Stingray Challenge might be a bit more exciting though

4 Wurstsemmel { 10.18.11 at 12:55 pm }

If you advise applicants to this reality show, RR, make sure you get your money up front!

5 brain dead dave { 10.18.11 at 1:48 pm }

Some folks would give an arm and a leg to be on this show.

Nice “barb” about the stingray,Boner.

6 Culinary Boner { 10.18.11 at 2:06 pm }

thanks bdd.
I can see a progression for the ABC on this theme
Croc College
Stingray School
Taipan Training
Boxjellyfish Baccalaureate

They’ll get more seasons than their daily repeats of The Goodies and Dr Who in the 80s.

7 brain dead dave { 10.18.11 at 2:11 pm }

Great White Grammar
Funnel Web Finishing School
Killer Whale Kindy

8 Culinary Boner { 10.18.11 at 2:25 pm }

There’s a certain finality about ‘Funnel Web Finishing School’…
maybe this could be a slasher-style creature-feature remake of Picnic at Hanging Rock (at least I’ll understand this version)

9 Dazza { 10.18.11 at 3:59 pm }

Hey Emma. Here’s my $265. How can you help me with getting onto this show?

10 brain dead dave { 10.18.11 at 4:38 pm }

You’re ten bucks light, Dazza. It’s $275.

11 Crike crocodile | Selectdesigns { 04.23.12 at 3:53 pm }

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