The time has come to shoot to kill. Fifty-eight crocodiles have been sighted in Townsville waters between January 1 and September 7 this year. Twenty-five sightings were reported in the corresponding period last year.
The State Government has to take off the kid gloves with crocodiles that threaten people's lives. Our three Labor MPs - Coralee O'Rourke, Scott Stewart and Aaron Harper - have a job to do.
They can't be silent on this and play some sort of tactical PR game that involves lying low and saying nothing, hoping fears about the threat of a crocodile killing someone will go away.
They can't continue to treat the people of Townsville like fools by pretending the threat of a crocodile attack off The Strand or in Ross Creek or Ross River is some sort of media beat-up.
Should crocodiles be shot to reduce dangers to humans?
This poll ended on 20 September 2017.
Only if they attack
This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.
The job they have to do is to tell their political masters in Brisbane, namely Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Environment Minister Dr Steven Miles, that every day a trap is in the water trying to snare a rogue croc is a day that someone could be killed.
The only way to prevent loss of life in urban and near-urban areas is to have a shoot-to-kill policy. The same rule applies for towns and cities across the state.
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