CROCS SPOTTED ON TOP END ROADS
THE swell from Christmas and Boxing day rains has resulted in a number of crocodile sightings around Darwin and the rural area.
One croc was on the side of the road at Fogg Dam, two offshore at East Point and Fan- nie Bay, and a fourth found dead at Humpty Doo.
Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife crocodile management ranger Dani Best said the Fogg Dam croc had been found on the side of the road unwell.
‘‘They tend to stay up on the bank if they’re not well, and it could be from a number of things,’’ she said.
Jeannie Miaris of Wulagi was driving along the dam about 3pm on Friday when she saw it, and said the 2m freshie attracted a crowd.
‘‘It was just very still, there were tourists braver than me, they got out of their cars to take photos,’’ she said. ‘‘ I thought it was a saltie at first — it was camouflaged well with the road.’’
At Humpty Doo, police were alerted to a croc that appeared to have settled on the side of the road near the primary school.
They found it to have pas- sed away, and it was forwarded to the croc management team for examination.
Ms Best said the Fannie Bay sighting on Friday morning was fleeting as the small croc moved quite quickly.
The East Point croc was spotted close to shore but did not pose a threat.
The large freshwater croc that drew a crowd on the side of the road at Fogg Dam