The life of a wildlife conservationist looks glamorous. Sometimes. Other times it is downright scary, especially in Australia.

Andrew Ucles was able to spot this croc in hiding, ready to pounce, and recorded it as a warning to others.

“It doesn’t matter how clear the water is, it doesn’t matter if it’s one metre deep, it doesn’t matter that last year at the same spot you swam and everything was okay,” he said.

“What does matter is when he pops up in front of you”.

Speaking of shocks, it’s a croc bear market on the ASX again today – the worst in 7 weeks. The ASX Small Ords down 1.16 per cent to 2,842 and the ASX 200 is down 2.18 per cent to 6,495.

This followed US markets falling after a disappointing employment report and the trade war extending to Europe – particularly on Airbus.

In local economics, Australia’s trade surplus fell 19 per cent this quarter to $5.9 billion.

Going up

4DS Memory (ASX: 4DS) is taking its partnership with IMEC to the next level, formally integrating their memory technology into IMEC’s. This followed the latest round of tests on its  semiconductor wafers.

Agribusiness Webster (ASX: WBI) jumped over 50 per cent with a takeover offer.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Thursday October 3:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
WBA Webster Ltd 1.93 +51.77% $698.2M 1.2M
ENX Enegex Ltd 0.008 +33.33% $966K 80.0k
KEY Key Petroleum Ltd 0.008 +33.33% $13.5M 28.6M
NOR Norwood Systems Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $8.4M 339.5k
NSE New Standard Energy Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $4.1M 300.0k
FRM Farm Pride Foods Ltd 0.39 +23.81% $21.5M 1.4k
PGY Pilot Energy Ltd 0.04 +21.87% $3.1M 929.3k
4DS 4DS Memory Ltd 0.08 +20.59% $94.3M 54.5M
AZI Alta Zinc Ltd 0.006 +20.00% $11.0M 90.0k
RFN Reffind Ltd 0.006 +20.00% $3.8M 3.6M
SHH Shree Minerals Ltd 0.006 +20.00% $3.6M 1.2M
TMK Tamaska Oil & Gas Ltd 0.006 +20.00% $2.9M 83.7k
FSG Field Solutions Holdings Ltd 0.02 +20.00% $10.3M 79.8k
TRL Tanga Resources Ltd 0.003 +20.00% $4.7M 520.0k
ANL Amani Gold Ltd 0.0035 +16.67% $18.2M 3.3M
FGO Flamingo AI Ltd 0.0035 +16.67% $3.9M 49.7k
HIP Hipo Resources Ltd 0.02 +14.29% $6.2M 640.3k
IVR Investigator Resources Ltd 0.02 +13.51% $17.5M 3.4M
BSR Bassari Resources Ltd 0.02 +13.33% $39.2M 2.7M

Going down

Integrated Payment Technologies (ASX: IP1) fell 19 per cent with decreased revenue forecasts.

Suda Pharmaceuticals (ASX: SUD) fell 14 per cent after receiving queries about its accounts.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Thursday October 3:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
SRO Shareroot Ltd 0.001 -33.33% $2.8M 32.8M
BPH BPH Energy Ltd 0.001 -33.33% $3.0M 24.0k
EXO Ennox Group Ltd 0.0015 -25.00% $2.7M 10.8M
IP1 Integrated Payment Technologie 0.02 -19.05% $5.3M 3.8M
TSL Titanium Sands Ltd 0.02 -18.18% $11.4M 287.9k
AZS Azure Minerals Ltd 0.19 -17.39% $26.3M 387.9k
IMC Immuron Ltd 0.14 -17.14% $25.6M 2.7M
PWN Parkway Minerals NL 0.005 -16.67% $6.1M 19.8k
BAS Bass Oil Ltd 0.0025 -16.67% $7.3M 2.1M
BUG Buderim Group Ltd 0.19 -15.91% $15.9M 255
MGU Magnum Mining and Exploration 0.05 -15.38% $16.7M 541.2k
SUD Suda Pharmaceuticals Ltd 0.003 -14.29% $10.7M 1.1M
RAG Ragnar Metals Ltd 0.006 -14.29% $1.9M 133
LER Leaf Resources Ltd 0.03 -13.89% $10.1M 500.0k
CGS Cogstate Ltd 0.25 -13.79% $37.2M 25.0k
KGM KalNorth Gold Mines Ltd 0.007 -12.50% $6.3M 100.0k
CAV Carnavale Resources Ltd 0.0035 -12.50% $5.2M 3.1M