Croc goes for a swim
A CROCODILE was spotted swimming off The Strand in Townsville yesterday morning.
Joanna Henderson estimated the croc to be 2-2.5m long. She said it was swimming against the tide off the point at about 11am and was quite close to the shore.
She said there were swimmers in the stinger nets at the time but the crocodile glided past them towards the port.
Ms Henderson said it was the first time she had seen a crocodile off the popular Townsville beach.
“I had a swim there earlier this morning. He was probably down there too,” she said.
“That’s the first time I’ve ever seen one so close.”