Croc gives Fraser Coast fisho a big fright
FISHERMAN Craig Logue didn’t believe stories about crocodiles in Hervey Bay waters – until yesterday.
The keen angler had walked out about 200m on mudflats at River Heads when he saw a crocodile he estimated to be 2.5m to 3m long.
“I had just cast my line and put my feet in the water and he (the crocodile) put his little nose and head up and I was out of there like the road runner,” Mr Logue said.
“I was a few metres away. I’ve lived here for 15 years and I’ve never seen one until today.
“People always say there’s crocodiles here but I didn’t believe it. I used to take my kids down to the boat ramp for a swim, but not anymore.”
The unofficial crocodile boundary is the Boyne River, south of Gladstone, but several sightings have been reported in the River Heads area 225km to the south.
A 4.5m crocodile was targeted for removal from the nearby Mary River last year, but evaded rangers.
SURPRISE: A croc on a bank of the Mary River downstream from Maryborough.