Darwin drive show: what a croc…

Yesterday Mix1049’s drive presenter Phil Dean had a crocodile named after him.


Gareth Jarman from Crocadylus Park in Darwin told the drive audience: “We noticed a striking resemblance between Phil and this particular crocodile temperament-wise so we decided to name it after him.”

The ‘naming ceremony’ happened on the day of Phil Dean’s first anniversary at the station. “I can only take it as a sign that I have finally become a true Territorian,” he told radioinfo.

“There’s a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ to doing a live broadcast with a 2m saltwater crocodile lying on the floor less than a metre away. I call it ‘je ne sais quoi’. You probably call it ‘crapping in your pants’.”