IMMATURE CROC DEBATE
Little children, when they learn that crocodiles can kill them and eat them, may cry “mummy make them go away”. Recent letters to the editor have adopted the same immature tone.
My family, my friends and the many, many visitors to Port Douglas who I speak to (I’m a tour guide) will never be “savaged” by crocodiles because they chose to inform themselves about crocodiles and act in a “croc-wise” manner in FNQ.
They are prepared to take responsibility for their own safety instead of childishly demanding the government do it for them.
Universally, without exception, visitors come here to experience our magnificent WILDlife. Alarmist predictions about the demise of our tourist industry are laughable. Not one visitor who I speak to is deterred by the risks at our beaches be they box or irukandji jellyfish or crocodiles.
Tourists will continue to flock here knowing that here they can experience truly wild nature, as long as we’re smart enough to ignore the hysteria of the “redneck” kill-em-all minority.
I urge all Port Douglas residents to desist from “spinning” that our beaches are completely safe.
They are crocodile (and jellyfish) habitat and long may they remain so unspoiled!!!
Geoff Crowther, Port Douglas