Karla Helbig (La Trobe U) reports “she is excited to be vaccinating 1600 crocodiles this week”
No, Aspro Helbig is not on La Trobe’s Bundoora campus – snakes in the grass may be there, but not crocodiles. The project uses farmed crocs in the Northern Territory.
The process involves pre-bleeds, administration, husbandry and syringe loading. “It will take three people, 20 hours over two days!” she says.
Hopefully the first crocodiles tell the others she’s trying to save them from crocodilepox virus.