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22 October, 2021

Problem Croc Removed

THE DEPARTMENT of Environment and Science confirmed this week that a ‘problem croc’ has been removed from a boat ramp south of Cairns.

By Peter McCullagh

The Packers Camp boat ramp in Gordonvale has been the haunt for the 2.2 metre crocodile discovered by wildlife officers during a night-time spotlight assessment of the area.

Officers set a baited trap in early September and the crocodile was captured a month later, on October 15, a spokesman said.

The area falls within Zone C under the Queensland Crocodile Management Plan, which means any crocodile of 2 metres or greater in length is targeted for removal.

Fish frames have been found in the area of the boat ramp during inspections by wildlife officers.

Crocodiles frequent boat ramps as a potential source of easy food.

People should dispose of fish frames and scraps in the bins located at boat ramps or dispose of the frames, unused bait and scraps at home.

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