Lifestyle

Anglers, boaties, swimmers beware: it's croc nesting season

FISHERMEN, boaties and swimmers beware; it is crocodile nesting season and the "good mums" guarding their eggs are not taking any prisoners.

Koorana Crocodile Farm owner John Lever said reported sightings of crocodiles in developed waterways were common during times of low rainfall and the community should take caution.

He said the drought and a lack of fresh water was pushing crocodiles into developed waterways in the search of fresh drinking water, but the current nesting season meant female crocodiles were particularly dangerous.

"Sightings are connected to a lack of fresh water, they are coming up to the barrage and the sewerage treatment plant to get a drink," Mr Lever said.

"But it's also nesting season so people need to be more conscious especially around nesting females because they can be very dangerous animals, because she's being a good mum."

He said reported sightings were most likely saltwater crocodiles, which can only drink fresh water.

Rockhampton fisherwoman Julie Johnson said she saw a 2.7m crocodile swim past her while she was fishing on the Fitzroy River last week.

"The tide was down a bit so we were up high and he was just going past, really close to the barrage," she said.

Crocodile sightings should be reported to CrocWatch at ehp.qld.gov.au.

The site has received two unconfirmed crocodile sightings this month, one at Emu Park and the other at Gracemere.

Topics:  animals, boating, crocodile, fishing, fitzroy river, outdoor-living, swimming



More rain on the horizon for Capricornia

WEATHER: Lightning srike.

Storms forecast for Capricorn early next week

Pawsome fun at dog trails

PAWESOME EFFORT: Zorion.

Dogs and handlers enjoy a fun day out at trials.

Filthy faeces prank lands boy in court

Rockhampton Courthouse

A boy used front steps as a toilet then threatened a neighbour.

Local Partners

Band inspired at recent workshop

CAPRICORNIA Silver Band freshly inspired from a workshop with virtuoso trombonist Warwick Tyrrell presented, "Journey" an exposition of polished Brass Band.


Your chance to win

$1000 TOY VOUCHER
Learn More

Marvel's Luke Cage S1E6: Suckas Need Bodyguards review

Rosario Dawson and Mike Colter in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage. Supplied by Netflix.

*WARNING: spoilers if you haven't seen Marvel's Luke Cage*

Marvel's Luke Cage S1E5: Just To Get A Rep review

Mahershala Ali, centre, in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage. Supplied by Netflix.

*WARNING: spoilers if you haven't seen Marvel's Luke Cage*

Marvel's Luke Cage S1E4: Step In The Arena review

Mike Colter in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage. Supplied by Netflix.

*WARNING: spoilers if you haven't seen Marvel's Luke Cage*

Rob Kardashian admits his first crush was his sister Kim

Rob Kardashian once had a crush on his sister Kim Kardashian West.

Marvel's Luke Cage S1E3: Who's Gonna Take The Weight

Mahershala Ali in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage. Supplied by Netflix.

*WARNING: spoilers if you haven't seen Marvel's Luke Cage*

Marvel's Luke Cage S1E2: Code of the Streets review

Simone Missick and Mike Colter in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage. Supplied by Netflix.

*WARNING: spoilers if you haven't seen Marvel's Luke Cage*

Beach-side real estate starts at $85k on Fraser Coast

HERVEY BAY REAL ESTATE: You can buy this townhouse in Scarness for under $300k.

Live your beach-living dream locally.

$40million hotel, shops development project for Mackay

Mt Pleasant hotel and retirement accommodation, proposed at 194-202 Malcomson St.

$40m development to take Mackay to 'the next level'

Projects hoped to revive Rockhampton real estate

There have been just over 800 house sales in Rockhampton this year

Property 200m from ocean selling for just over $100K

BEACHCOMBER PARK: Work has started on a new $19.2 million development at Toogoom.

The estate's developer is offering huge discounts for early buyers.

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

First stages of $25 million housing development underway

New development on Madsen Rd - The Springs.

The blocks of land are much bigger than usual