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Croc located near Saltwater Creek

READER'S STORY: What was the reason for the environmental department people, looking through binoculars, up the river, from the Granville Bridge this arvo?

Is there another crocodile sighting?

Just wondering.

Thanks for your query Chezza. The Chronicle contacted the government after receiving your information.

A spokeswoman for the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection said:

EHP officers conducted one of their regular crocodile surveys of the Mary River on Thursday but their efforts were focused between Beaver Rock and Saltwater Creek, some 10km downstream from the Granville Bridge.

These river surveys are undertaken both during the day and also as spotlight surveys at night.

The aims of the surveys are to monitor the crocodile's movement's within the river system, to monitor if any further crocodiles enter the area and to provide information that may assist with the capture program.

In line with the Government's policy, the department is continuing with efforts to catch this crocodile with traps set on the Mary River.

Officers located the crocodile during Thursday's survey in the Mary River in the vicinity of Saltwater Creek.

Our surveys indicate the crocodile moves throughout the entire length of the Mary River and people are urged to exercise crocwise behaviour wherever they are on the river.

  • Obey croc warning signs
  • Don't swim or let domestic pets swim in waters 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, a camp site or boat ramp
  • Never interfere with or fish or boat near crocodile traps
  • Always supervise children

If people see a crocodile in the Mary River, the department encourages them to report the sighting immediately by phoning 1300 130 372.

Topics:  croc environment department granville bridge maryborough mary river saltwater creek

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