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4 Meter Crocodile: South Side of Fraser
I was also one of the people who thought it was a rumor. Please read these articles and then make up your own mind. Stay out of the water.Lol. Dirk Kotze : Owner 4×4 Vehicle hire company
A four meter crocodile was trapped in a net near a houseboat on the western side of Fraser Island yesterday. House boat operator Wayne Parker said the crocodile was reported by a group of people on a boat at Deep Creek Great Sandy Strait on Sunday evening.
Yesterday afternoon, about ten to six, the people radioed in from a houseboat to say they had a crocodile tangled in cast net.The net was released and the animal escaped.
Mr Parker asked the people renting the boat to take photographs so the sighting can be verified.
The Environmental Protection Agency has been searching the Great Sandy Strait for a large crocodile for the past week after separate reported sightings off Stewart Island, between Fraser Island and the mainland, and just south of Garry’s Anchorage on Fraser Island.
Recent reports of crocodile sightings in the area come as no surprise to Mr Parker.
They were here in 1960s. They shot crocodiles right up the Mary River to Tiaro.I don’t like to use the term hunted down, I think that’s extreme, but common sense should prevail in populated areas. They could be caught and released back into the wild, or taken to a farm.
There have been a spate of crocodile sightings across the region since the recent rain. A 50cm freshwater crocodile found in Bundaberg in mid-February is being temporarily housed at a local reptile park while authorities work out how it came to be on Airport Drive. Compiled by Jodie van de Wetering from reports by Alison Middleton and David Dowsett.
Wardens trying to catch 4 meter Crocodile Rangers will keep trying to catch a four-meter croc lurking in the mangroves of Queensland’s Fraser Island, as long as there’s a risk to tourists and boa ties. Wildlife officer Rob Allan says the saltwater crocodile is ignoring tasty treats intended to tempt it into two traps along the Great Sandy Strait on the southwest side of the World Heritage-listed island.
We are a bit surprised because each of the two permanently moored traps we’ve set up have a pig’s head in them and the smell of that would go for miles for a crocodile it’s ignoring them and we don’t know why, but this is not a typical croc – he’s probably a loner and he’s not hemmed in by territorial areas because there’s no other crocs in the area.Maybe he turns up his nose at the pig’s head, I don’t know, perhaps he’s into the gourmet tucker,
He said the mangrove area where the croc is believed to be living was brimming with food including barramundi, prawns and squid. Mr Allan said experts in north Queensland had told him it can take months to lure a crocodile into a trap but they had to persevere because of the danger to visitors.
We reckon there’s a pretty substantial risk, It’s operating in an area that’s popular with boaties and people who hire houseboats and some of them are probably urbanites who are not terribly familiar with that kind of country anyway. The last thing they’re expecting is a crocodile. “And it’s hot and people will want to jump off their houseboat and have a swim – and swimming with a four-metre croc is not ideal.