The royal, 30, was part of an authorized ranger expedition to catch crocodiles Down Under

By Lindsay Kimble
May 16, 2015 12:30 PM
AFP

Just call him Crocodile Harry!

Prince Harry aided in the capture of a saltwater crocodile during his stay in Australia last month, wrangling the giant reptile in newly released photos.

In the pictures, just shared by Australia’s Parks and Wildlife Commission Northern Territory, the prince, clad in military garb, straddles a croc and pulls tightly on the rope holding its mouth shut.

The crocodile was around 10 feet long, and was pulled from a trap in Australia’s Darwin Harbour, in the country’s Northern Territory, the BBC reported.

The project, done in conjunction with the Parks and Wildlife Commission Northern Territory, was part of the 30-year-old’s month-long military secondment in Australia.

Wildlife ranger Erin Britton said the prince would make “a great croc catcher,” reported the BBC. Britton also said Harry did a “great job” helping the crocodile management team with the trap removal.

Rangers that work with the Parks and Wildlife Commission Northern Territory remove crocodiles from main waterway fishing and boating areas in order to limit risk of injuries and fatalities. The crocodiles are then taken to farms or killed, reported the BBC.

Harry is headed back to London after completing his eight-day tour of New Zealand, which he went on after completing his secondment in Australia. His adventure Down Under has been peppered with fan marriage proposals and traditional ceremonies.

Harry will hopefully get to meet new niece Princess Charlotte after leaving New Zealand on Saturday. The second child of Harry’s older brother Prince William and Princess Kate was born May 2.

For much more on life with Prince George and Princess Charlotte, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday

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