Monster croc to be moved from river

QUEENSLAND Parks and Wildlife Service have set traps to catch and remove a large crocodile from the freshwater reaches of the Fitzroy River.

Environment Minister Desley Boyle said under the statewide crocodile management plan, QPWS could exercise some discretion with regard to the designation of problem crocs.

"After looking at the circumstances in this case, and the high level of community concern, I asked QPWS to review the classification of this particular crocodile and it will be trapped and removed.''

Ms Boyle urged the community to remain vigilant in croc country.

"The removal of a crocodile from the Fitzroy River does not mean the river is safe or crocodile-free,'' Ms Boyle said.

Member for Rockhampton Robert Schwarten and Member for Fitzroy Jim Pearce welcomed the move to remove the crocodile.

"While the 3m crocodile people are most concerned about will be removed, we can't stop the Fitzroy River from being crocodile habitat,'' Mr Schwarten said. People need to use their common sense ...



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