Australian Farmer Says Human Orthopedic Plate Found in Croc

An Australian crocodile farmer who found an orthopedic plate inside a croc's stomach said that he had been told the surgical device was from a person's body and had been contacted by relatives of missing people anxious for clues.

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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian crocodile farmer who found an orthopedic plate inside a croc’s stomach said that he had been told the surgical device was from a person’s body and had been contacted by relatives of missing people anxious for clues. Koorana Crocodile Farm owner John Lever found the plate inside a 4.7-meter (15-foot-5-inch) croc called M.J. during an autopsy in June at his business near Rockhampton in Queensland state. He initially wasn’t…

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