CROC WARNING FOR CANNONVALE
THE Department of Environment and Heritage Protection has confirmed it received a report of a two metre long crocodile swimming in the water just off Pidgeon Island, at Cannonvale on Friday, October 21.
Recent crocodile sighting warning signs were posted by an EHP officer that same day.
Residents were quick to take to social media to discuss the recent sighting.
“There’s been a croc near Pigeon Island there since I was a child,” Amanda Brett said.
“They have been sighted at the marina and over at Port of Airlie, they are everywhere, you just rarely see them near the beaches.”
“There was a croc sighting there a few years ago,” Adeline Lahou wrote.
“Of course they’re going to be around! The estuaries are over crowded with them.”
Meanwhile crocodile slide marks were reported to the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection at Whitehaven Beach earlier this month.
A site inspection and aerial survey was undertaken and revealed no evidence of a crocodile, the department said.
Nonetheless recent crocodile sighting signs were deployed.
It is important all crocodile sightings are reported as soon as possible to the EHP. To report a crocodile sighting call EHP on 1300 130 372.
CROC-WISE: A crocodile warning sign has been erected at Cannonvale Beach.