Walker scared by Rocky croc

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

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.”

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