Walker scared by Rocky croc
A TERRIFIED woman was rescued from Rocky Point this week after a three-metre saltwater crocodile cornered her on a beach.
The woman, who asked not to be identified, was walking her German Shepherd at Rocky Point about 3pm last Tuesday afternoon when the crocodile ran from the bushes and plunged into the ocean only a few metres behind her.
“I was walking along the beach and suddenly I saw this crocodile run behind me,” she said.
“We were at the end of the beach and I didn’t know what to do so I rang my hus- band and the police because I didn’t want to walk back to the car with the crocodile there.
“There was also blood and guts across the beach from what appeared to be a dog which the crocodile had been feeding on.”
The woman waited at the end of the beach holding onto her dog until the Mossman police came to escort her to safety.
“They sent out a guy from Wildlife Rescue who deals with crocodiles to come down and have a look at the animal it had been feeding on,” she said.
“A couple of fishermen said they saw the crocodile in the area as well.”