CROC SEARCH: A floating trap has been set up in the Mary River to catch two giant reptiles sighted near Grahams Creek.
CROC SEARCH: A floating trap has been set up in the Mary River to catch two giant reptiles sighted near Grahams Creek. Contributed

'Just leave them be, gosh they haven't eaten anyone yet'

AFTER hearing about the confirmed sightings of two crocodiles in the Mary River, Chronicle readers say the animals should be left alone.

Fiona Deffiona said she couldn't believe people had been shocked by the news.

"They have been in the Mary here for many years! The first members of the ski club used to see slide marks on the banks years ago, leave them be," Ms Deffiona said.

Joy Oliver said the crocs were not hurting anyone.

"Just leave them be, gosh they haven't eaten anyone yet," Ms Oliver said.

"There is plenty of food for them, why stress everyone out about them? We all know they are there and have been for many, many years."

A floating trap has been set up in the part of the Mary River where a 2.5m and a 4.5m crocodile were spotted.

Katirina Arnold explained her experiences with crocs in the region over the years.

"A friend of ours shot one about 40 years ago and its skin is displayed at the Bauple museum," Ms Arnold said.

"My daughter saw a baby croc run across the road in front of her car so she stopped and watched it at Teddington Weir about 15 years ago and people didn't believe her; she wasn't game to grab it..."



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