On the island of Bougainville, located off the coast of Papua New Guinea, there is a vast untapped gold reserve. According to Red Carpet Crash, there is one thing that has stopped miners from prospecting in the area, and it’s not the years of political unrest the island has experienced.

Aggressive saltwater crocodiles guard Bougainville’s legendary rivers of gold, and they have claimed numerous lives. Now on Legend of Croc Gold, one team of fortune seekers is willing to travel into the lethal heart of crocodile country, where they are determined to mine the uncharted territory.

After the collapse of his previously thriving Alaskan mining business, Farley Dean decides that the reward far outweighs the risk and along with his family and crew, they venture off into the wilds of Bougainville Island.

TV Weekly Now shared that as the Legend of Croc Gold crew wades into the dangerous waters searching for gold, they must stay ever vigilant and mindful that months earlier, a local boy was killed and eaten by a crocodile. The danger is real on this season of Legend of Croc Gold, but so is the reward if they can find a way to make their mining operation work.

According to National Geographic, saltwater crocodiles are considered “living fossils” that have remained relatively unchanged for 100 million years. Their jaws are extremely powerful, and they are the largest of the crocodilian group which includes crocodiles, alligators, and caiman. Males usually reach about 17 feet in length and weigh around 1,000 pounds, but some measuring up to 23 feet long and weighing in at a whopping 2,200 pounds are not that unusual.

“Salties” are considered an opportunistic predators and they often lurk just under the surface at the water’s edge, waiting for their chance to attack. They will feed on almost anything they can get their massive jaws on, including water buffalo, monkeys, wild boar, and even sharks.

They have the ability to explode from the water by using their powerful tails to propel them, then they grasp their unsuspecting prey and drag it back into the water where the animal drowns. This is the kind of predator the Legend of Croc Gold miners will face in their quest for the gold.

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