Rangers hunt croc responsible for attack

February 24, 2023 6:28 am in by

The hunt is on for the crocodile responsible for an attack in the far north.

A 37-year-old man is recovering in Cairns Hospital after he was bitten on the leg by the croc at the Bloomfield boat ramp on Wednesday.

The man’s dog was dragged into the water during the attack.

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This is the first crocodile attack on a human in Queensland since November 2021, when a man was attacked at the McIvor River, 50km north of Cooktown.

Wildlife Officers from the Department of Environment and Science will target the croc for removal.

Under the Queensland Crocodile Management Plan, the Bloomfield boat ramp is in Zone E, which means that any crocodile displaying dangerous behaviour is to be removed.

Members of the public are encouraged to report all crocodile sightings to the department as soon as possible by using the QWildlife App for smart phones or by calling 1300 130 372.