The Project host Sarah Harris took a moment to admit to the ‘unsavoury searches’ on the latest episode of the current affairs programme.
It all came about as the presenters, which also included Waleed Aly, Tom Cashman and Kate Langbroek, were chatting about crocodiles.
The panel were discussing news that Queensland’s male crocodiles ‘are being driven into a mating frenzy by the sound and vibrations of Chinook choppers flying overhead’.
The owner of a crocodile farm in the state had recently revealed that their mating season had started especially early this year due to accidentally being sparked by the armed forces.
As Harris explained: ‘That’s right – helicopters are making the crocs horny people. No, easy way to say that. Experts aren’t sure why, but they think the helicopter may have sounded like a thunderstorm – which can often get the reptiles feeling randy.’
The Project host Sarah Harris has confessed to searching something naughty on her work phone (Picture: Channel 10)
‘Wow get it, get it,’ Waleed joked.
Her co-stars then questioned how experts could tell when crocodiles are ‘aroused’ and Sarah then made her confession.
‘I’ve been doing a bit of a deep dive,’ she laughed.
Sarah then turned directly to the camera to address her employer.
‘Apologies to Channel 10 because I’ve made some unsavoury searches on my work phone this afternoon,’ she revealed.
She had been searching for details about ‘horny crocs’ (Picture: Shutterstock / Sushil Kumudini Chikane)
Waleed then joked that Harris was just making excuses, saying: ‘Nice cover, Sarah.’
She wasn’t quite done with the saucy subject though, with Sarah then imitating the sound the ‘horny crocs’ make by slapping the palm of her hand against the table repeatedly, clearly leaving Kate taken aback.
‘The thudding is what they think the helicopters are,’ Tom said.
‘So have some empathy.
‘Imagine when a helicopter went over you heard a male human sex noise.’
He then had some explaining to do himself after Kate quipped: ‘What would that sound like?’
Then left having to also explain himself, Tom said: ‘Probably, “Oops. Sorry,” or “Please”.’
John Lever, who owns Koorana Crocodile Farm in Rockhampton, Queensland, recently told the ABC that the bulls among his stable of about 3,000 crocodiles had been sent into a mating frenzy when a helicopter came in low over the farm.
‘All of the big males got up and roared and bellowed up at the sky, and then after the helicopters left they mated like mad,’ he said.
‘There’s something about the sonic waves that really gets them stirred up.’
The Project airs on Channel Ten in Australia.
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‘I’ve been doing a bit of a deep dive.’