Search is on for crocodile trap ‘idiots’
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The Dept of Environment and Heritage Protection told the it was working with police to identify the men in the photos on facebook. There are hefty fines for interfering with a croc trap.
The department also confirmed the trap was not secured when its officers came to remove it on Thursday (October 19).
Several people living on boats in the Inlet told the
that after the deluge of rain last week the trap had broken free from its location near the public pontoon on the inlet and had drifted seaward toward the Sugar Wharf.
One said it had been swinging around and hit three boats on the way.
One local living on a boat in the Inlet this week asked other boaties to refrain from throwing food scraps into the water.
He said it was never a good thing to feed wildlife, as it made them more dependent and created a habit of hanging around people. “One of our neighbours on a boat was bailed up by a croc a few weeks ago,” he said. “He was too scared to leave his boat. It was hanging around just underneath it. We told him to stop throwing his scraps overboard. It’s making a bad situation.”