Rangers still searching for croc after third sighting

A SPOTLIGHT search was under way at Shelly Beach on Tuesday night following a third reported crocodile sighting.

Rangers have so far had no luck finding the elusive reptile which has been spotted by several people since it was first seen near the boat ramp on Thursday last week.

The Department of Environment has recieved three reports of a crocodile in the same area.

Several members of the Fraser Coast Outriggers Club reported coming across the croc during a group paddle on Sunday.

Daily beach surveys have been carried out with rangers returning to the foreshore on Tuesday night.

Jetski patrols were conducted at the weekend and Hervey Bay's Surf Lifesaving club has been asked to remain alert.

Residents are urged to report sightings as soon as possible to EHP on 1300 130 372.

More information is available at

How to be croc wise

  • Obey croc warning signs
  • Always supervise children
  • Don't swim or let pets swim where crocs may live
  • Be aware that crocodiles also swim in the ocean
  • Stand back from the water when fishing or cast netting
  • Never provoke, harass or feed crocs
  • Never leave food, fish scraps or bait near the water/camp sites/boat ramps
  • Never interfere with or fish or boat near crocodile traps

Topics:  department of environment and heritage protection hervey bay shelly beach

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