Don't Step on Crocodiles by Richard Mounsey

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"Richard Mounsey grew up in a fishing community in Victoria,
Australia. His stepfather and
brother were fishermen and he was
destined to follow in their footsteps.
However, secretly he dreamed
of becoming a Fisheries Officers
and one day a National Director of
Fisheries. Without having influential
friends in the right government
circles he realised at the age of 14
he would have to gain outstanding
experience to give him the edge
over other would-be Fisheries
Officers. Thus he set a course
that risked life and limb to achieve
his goal, the only way he knew how. As a teenager trapped
aboard a Japanese trawler he was physically abused,
treated like a slave, thrown overboard, bitten by sea snakes
and attacked by a crocodile. He wasted time working on the
family shark boat before winning a Churchill Fellowship that
took him to the polar reaches of Canada and a world of big
catches and high stakes. With a few dollars behind him he
went into a bad partnership in a trawler back home before
becoming the United Nations Master Shark Fisherman
consultant in the Caribbean. Five years later, in 1987, back
in Australia, he headed up the Northern Territory’s Fishing
Technology Section. During this period crocodile encounters
and sea adventures dominated his daily life."

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Published November 22, 2011 by Xlibris. 221 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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