‘At this size, they don’t bite you – they EAT you’: Giant saltwater crocodile is pulled from the water in Outback Australia after it ‘stalked’ terrified locals and tourists
- Giant saltwater crocodile has been removed from the Victoria River in the NT
- The crocodile was stalking locals and tourists washing dishes near a boat ramp
- It has been sent to a croc farm and is likely to be used for breeding or display
Park Rangers have removed a giant saltwater crocodile from the water amid concerns it was stalking locals and tourists near a popular boat ramp.
The 4.38 metre animal was pulled from the Victoria River near Timber Creek in the Northern Territory on Tuesday.
There had been reports the crocodile had been lurking nearby when people had been washing dishes and swimming near the ramp.
Park Rangers have removed a 4.38 metre long saltwater crocodile from the Victoria River near Timber Creek in Northern Territory on Tuesday
Rangers baited a trap near the ramp on Monday night and caught the animal the next day.
‘Remember, you are in croc country, always Be Crocwise,’ NT Parks and Wildlife said in a post.
Chief District ranger Michael Kessner asked people to stay vigilant around Top End waterways.
‘A croc this size, they don’t bite you, they eat you,’ he told ABC.
Rangers said given its size the crocodile could be used for breeding or display.
It has been sent to a croc farm.
Their had been reports of people washing dishes and clothes, and swimming in the river where the croc was lurking
Many social media users were quick to share their own stories about the boat ramp.
‘We camped there.. read the signs.. we stayed put especially at night! You could hear them splashing around in the water! respect their space,’ one person said.
‘Don’t wash your plates.. use damp sponge and wipes… otherwise you might also be washing your trousers should you see one of these babies.’
Another person wrote: ‘Saw this croc when we did the Victoria river cruise 2 months ago. The biggest croc we have ever seen.
‘It had been feeding on a cow for the previous ten days. No way would I go near any river in NT.’
Rangers said given its size the crocodile could be used for breeding or display