CROCODILE MENACE AFFECTING TOURISM PROSPECTS
When are politicians at all levels of government going to grow up and face the facts, crocodiles have bred into enormous numbers since hunting was stopped back in the 70s, and tourist destinations such as Douglas Shire will soon start to feel the pinch as visitors begin to dwindle due to feelings of insecurity while swimming anywhere in this area become dominant in the minds of those who venture in.
The late crocodile man had a lot to answer for for having popularised this deadly creature and politicians are still influenced by this PC nonsense that he espoused.
Sure, they are a great drawcard at croc farms and the Daintree, but a substantial effort has to be made to eradicate them from popular swimming locations and a selective culling program is well overdue. We need to make our tourists not only feel welcome but face.
Councillor Noli’s suggestions make sense and should be researched and supported, rather than the facts being pushed under the carpet.
The economic survival of Douglas Shire depends on a common-sense eradication program.
Mal Phillips, Port Douglas
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