CLOSE CROCODILE EN­COUN­TERS

Whitsunday Times - - FRONT PAGE -

WHIT­SUN­DAY res­i­dents are be­ing re­minded of the need to be ‘croc-wise’ fol­low­ing a cou­ple of sight­ings in the past week.

On Sun­day af­ter­noon, Alan Heat was en­joy­ing the view at his Shute Har­bour home when he spot­ted what he thought was a sin­gle seat kayak in the wa­ter at Cane Cocky’s Cove.

Mr Heat said the murky wa­ter made it dif­fi­cult to dis­tin­guish but he later re­alised he’d spot­ted a croc.

“I no­ti­fied Na­tional Parks at Ju­bilee Pocket and sug­gested they put a few signs up to say a few croc­o­diles have been spot­ted,” he said.

“A lot of fam­i­lies go there and camp on the week­ends.”

And that’s not the only croc spot­ted in just the last few days.

On Fri­day, Jo Col­li­son posted pho­tos on Face­book of a large croc cruis­ing the wa­ters off Sun­set Beach near the Glouces­ter Pas­sage.

"Spot­ted this big fella mak­ing the most of the per­fect day in par­adise, cruis­ing the cur­rent past Sun­set Beach head­ing to­wards Glouces­ter Pas­sage around 7am this morn­ing," she posted.

"Se­ri­ously though we will def­i­nitely be keep­ing the kids out of the wa­ter to­day."

Al­ways be aware of crocs and obey warn­ing signs.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit https://www.ehp.qld.gov.au/.

JUST CRUIS­ING: Bowen res­i­dent Jo Col­li­son spot­ted a large crocodile cruis­ing the cur­rent past Sun­set Beach, at Cape Glouces­ter, head­ing to­wards Glouces­ter Pas­sage on Fri­day.

Photo Con­trib­uted.

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