Alessi Sweetheart Nutcracker
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An opportunistic apex predator, the Australian salt water crocodile was hunted extensively until the 1970s when a law was passed to protect it, enabling the population to thrive once more. At nearly 6 meters in length, Sweetheart was the most famous of them all.
Known for terrorizing sailors in their boats, he had a curious penchant for attacking outboard motor propellers. In 1979 he accidentally drowned by getting tangled in a net as he was reconnoitring. His remains are preserved in the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory in Darwin.
This nutcracker is inspired by a late-Victorian model and is a tribute to Australian wildlife.
Size: 20.5cm x 4.5cm, Height 3,3cm