Nick Bryant in Rockhampton
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Snakes and crocodiles in Australian towns' flood waters

Floods across Queensland have closed roads and airports, devastated industry and claimed at least three lives.

The disaster has now also been compounded by reports that flood waters engulfing local towns are inhabited by snakes and crocodiles.

The BBC's Nick Bryant reports from Rockhampton in Queensland as a rescue takes place behind him.

  • 04 Jan 2011