09/20/2016: Exercise Kowari participants helped local authorities capture a 4.3 metre estuarine crocodile in the Northern Territory outback while on the military survival activity in August 2016.
Members of the Australian Army, People’s Liberation Army, US Army and US Marines worked together to lift the 600-800 kilogram reptile onto a trailer after it was first tranquilised and secured by Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife rangers.
The crocodile was caught in a waterhole trap just 50 metres from the participants camp, a day prior to them arriving.
Exercise Kowari is a trilateral military survival exercise involving Australian, Chinese and United States personnel that aims to demonstrate cooperation and trust between the three nations.
Credit: Australian Ministry of Defense:9/5/16