Crocodile reported at popular swimming hole
FRESH claims have surfaced of a saltwater crocodile in the family-friendly confines of Lake Tinaroo, southwest of Cairns.
A grainy photograph of a crocodile, which appears to be about 2m in length, has been circulating online, with the woman who posted the snap claiming it was a saltie.
Freshwater crocs are known to inhabit the popular camping and water sports site but the rumoured presence of the larger, more aggressive and dangerous saltwater species has caused alarm.
Crocodile experts who have seen the image believe the reptile was more likely a freshwater crocodile, but acknowledged it was possible for a saltie to survive.
The image was posted on Facebook on Friday afternoon by Christine Mackey and has since been shared more than 1500 times.
The image is captioned: “This is not bloody right, it's a saltie and at Fong On Bay, Tinaroo. This is where the school kids have their camps.”
Ms Mackey was unable to be contacted.