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It’s Real! Meet Brutus, The Giant Croc From Down Under

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Jul. 15 2011, Updated 12:00 p.m. ET

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By Adam S. Levy - Radar Staff Writer

After a photo recently surfaced  showing a monster-sized crocodile lunging at a tourist boat, speculation ran rampant that the picture must be a hoax. Turns out – it’s not!

The Today Show tracked down the giant croc in Australia's outback Northern Territory. Based in Australia's remote breaches, Adelaide River Cruise regularly tours the area the 18-feet-long, 2,000-pound Saltwater crocodile resides in, occasionally emerging frobrutusm the water to snag a piece of the buffalo meat they dangle for him as bait.

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Brutus first gained worldwide attention after emerging dangerously close to a tour boat while going for a taste of buffalo, though Adelaide tour guide Morgan Bowman told NBC the tours are 100 percent safe.

Bowman said Brutus, who’s age is estimated between 70-80, is a master hunter/survivalist, and one of "the last of the dinosaurs in the world."

Brutus, according to locals, is missing teeth due to a taste for wild boars, and missing a leg after a nasty run-in with a shark.

Crazy enough, Brutus is the runt of his litter: he's got a 20-foot-long brother that lurks in the same river, and nicknamed "The Dominator."

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