Rangers have regularly sighted the Mary River crocodiles in recent weeks and more traps have been set to try to catch them.
Rangers have regularly sighted the Mary River crocodiles in recent weeks and more traps have been set to try to catch them. Department of Environment and Heritage Protection

Three croc traps have now been set in the Mary River

MORE crocodile traps have been set in the Mary River as attempts to catch the two elusive reptiles continue but the government has no plans to call in a croc expert to help at this stage.

A spokeswoman for Environment Minister Andrew Powell said operations to catch the crocodiles had been ramped up and extra traps set following the confirmation of a second crocodile earlier this year.

"There are currently three traps set in the river," she said.

"Crocodiles generally become more active and mobile as the weather warms up. 

"Our rangers on the ground have regularly sighted the crocodiles in recent weeks and are keen to continue their trapping efforts as we enter the warmer months."

The spokeswoman said wildlife rangers from the Environment and Heritage Protection Department had been carrying out a number of operations to attempt to catch the crocodiles in the Mary River since April last year.

"While the Newman Government recently called for an expression of interest for croc experts to assist in removing crocodiles from areas around Cairns, there are no plans do so in Maryborough at this stage," she said.



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