I just wanted to respond to all your comments and apologise if we insulted or offended anyone with today's front page story. That was never our intention. At 7DAYS we pride ourselves on the highest standard of journalism.
This time however, we hold our hands up and admit we were 'had' - big time. However, we never once stated for fact that there IS a croc in the Creek, we posed a question and the story is all from the 'photographer's' point of view. Not that that is an excuse. For some reason someone wanted to 'get' us.
My call to offer up a light-hearted alternative in a week of heavy news had backfired and we have been left with egg on our faces and damaged our reputation and credibility.
Our intention when going to press with any story is to give readers something to talk about - this time we got it but not in the way we intended.
Apologies once again.