Aerial search fails to find trace of Fat Albert
THE search for the king croc of the Daintree River slowly continues as the Queensland Police conducted an aerial search for evidence within the last week.
For almost eight weeks now Fat Albert, the alpha male of the Daintree, has been missing from his home.
In the past Fat Albert has been reported to be a very healthy, middle aged and territorial crocodile that is often spotted in the river by the tour operators.
Tour operators say it is unusual for a male croc to disappear in the middle of breeding season.
The Department of Environ- ment and Resource Management (DERM) officers have conducted exhausted enquiries throughout the local community and can’t seem to find him.
Throughout the investigation there were no signs of the crocodile or evidence of suspicious activity linked to his disappearance.
The deliberate killing of a crocodile is an offence on the Nature Conservation Act and pushed by a fine up to $22, 500.
Anyone who has any information or evidence should contact Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service on 1300 130 372.
Still missing: Fat Albert has vanished from the Daintree River