Spot the croc: Stickybeak saltie checks out fishos

AN INQUISITIVE crocodile has been spotted lurking near fishermen on the Johnstone River in Innisfail as it tries to scope out an easy meal of fish.

Justine Porter saw the 3m-long saltie putting about the river while an angler was sitting on the bottom step of a jetty.

He quickly climbed a few rungs after getting the message.

An inquisitive 3m-long saltwater crocodile has been hanging around fishermen on the Johnstone River in Innisfail. PICTURE: JUSTINE PORTER
An inquisitive 3m-long saltwater crocodile has been hanging around fishermen on the Johnstone River in Innisfail. PICTURE: JUSTINE PORTER

 

The croc cruises around the river mouth all day. PICTURE: JUSTINE PORTER
The croc cruises around the river mouth all day. PICTURE: JUSTINE PORTER

"This is the public jetty near the fish co-op," Mrs Porter said.

"He is just swimming up and down the bank on the town side and checking out the steps every so often.

"At night we can see a second croc on the other banks eyes with the torch."

He has been poking about for days. PICTURE: JUSTINE PORTER
He has been poking about for days. PICTURE: JUSTINE PORTER

Mrs Porter did not want the reptile removed from the waterway.

She just wanted to make sure residents were being sensible.

"He is happy in his habitat - we just need to be croc wise," she said.

Oh, there he is! PICTURE: JUSTINE PORTER
Oh, there he is! PICTURE: JUSTINE PORTER


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