A saltwater crocodile has been removed from a creek near Innisfail.
According to Wildlife Officers, the 1.7 metre croc was showing bold behaviour towards the officers responding to the sighting in Fishers Creek at Coorumba last week.
The reptile rapidly approached their boat and was captured.
Senior Wildlife Officer Dinouk Perera says it’s a reminder that locals need be mindful of crocodiles in Croc Country.
“Fishers Creek is an unusual spot to find a saltwater crocodile, but it’s not impossible for crocs to be found in the area,” Mr Perera says.
“This is a timely reminder to expect crocodiles in all Croc Country waterways, even if there are no warning signs around.”
The crocodile was taken to a secure Department of Environment and Science facility, where she will remain until a suitable home is found in a licensed crocodile farm or zoo.
So far in 2023, there has been 26 reported croc sightings in Cairns, 12 on the Cassowary Coast, 19 in Douglas Shire and 7 in Cook Shire.