Mary River croc search continues

WILDLIFE officers from the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection are still working to catch and remove crocodiles from the Mary River.

The most recent Mary River crocodile sighting report received by EHP was on Wednesday October 19, from a fisherman who reported seeing a crocodile, estimated to be 3.5 metres long, in the Mary River-Tinana Creek area.

"Traps are currently in place at Mary River-Tinana Creek in Maryborough and in the Mary River at Graham's Creek. The traps are monitored daily and rebaited on a weekly basis," an EHP spokeswoman said.

"Any crocodile found south of the Boyne River is targeted for removal and wildlife officers will continue their efforts to remove the crocodiles."

The EHP encourages people to report all crocodile sightings on 1300 130 372.

All sighting reports are investigated.

Members of the Fraser Coast are urged to be CrocWise. In particular:

 Obey croc warning signs

 Don't swim or let domestic pets swim in waters where crocs may live

 Be aware that crocodiles also swim in the ocean

 Stand back from the water when fishing or cast netting

 Never provoke, harass or feed crocs

 Never leave food, fish scraps or bait near the water, a camp site or boat ramp

 Never interfere with or fish or boat near crocodile traps, and

 Always supervise children

 Remember, you are responsible for your own safety in croc country 

Topics:  croc maryborough mary river

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