Croc Stock and Barra is a locally owned business from Darwin NT that specialise in handcrafted, Australian-made Crocodile, Buffalo and Barramundi leather products. We believe in supporting local and Australian businesses and purchase all our raw materials from local suppliers where ever possible. Where this is not possible only quality Australian suppliers are used.
Many of our products are made from materials that would otherwise be thrown away due to low economic value. This gives us an opportunity to let our imaginations go wild and make weird and wonderful products that we refer to as Recycled Reptiles. We handcraft many of these smaller products ourselves while all our luxury products are manufactured by qualified Australian master leather craftsman and taxidermists to ensure our customers get a quality product that will last.
Meet Aaron (Az) Rodwell
Aaron Rodwell has been a Territorian for over 20 years now. He is a member of Tourism Top End and is recognised by CITES, (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora).
As a dedicated reptile enthusiast, Aaron has been involved with reptiles since before he could walk. He is one of a handful of people who have a special permit allowing him to catch and remove problem Estuarine (Saltwater) Crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus) that may have moved into an area that threaten cattle or fisherman.
His passion for these creatures is demonstrated by his enthusiasm to educate others on facts and information. One that stands out is his positioning of a taxidermy cane toad inside a Freshwater Crocodiles’ (Crocodylus Johnstoni) mouth on show at one of his market stalls. When customers question it, he informs them of the recent findings that almost 70% of the freshwater crocs have been wiped out due to eating the cane toad.
Notably, in this years edition of the ‘Australasian Journal of Herpetology’ honoured Aaron by naming a snake; the ‘Rodwellboa’ after him for his “excellent work involving the sustainable use of wildlife in the Northern Territory, including using unwanted crocodile parts for re-sale after being discarded by crocodile breeding and skin treatment enterprises, and other uses of wildlife product for human benefit that would otherwise go to waste”.
Early in 2013, Aaron Rodwell was featured in the History Channel’s 10 part documentary series ‘Outback Hunters’.