Crocs seen in Waterpark Creek
ARE there crocodiles in Waterpark Creek?
Cawarral’s Chris Hughes yesterday supplied this photograph to The Morning Bulletin taken from a recent fishing trip in the creek with his brother-in-law.
Chris was responding to a reader’s SMS asking if there were crocodiles in the Byfield National Park creek.
Chris said he saw two crocodiles while fishing, and one was a “big fella”.
This crocodile (pictured) came up out of the water and on to the bank.
“I said, ‘Bloody hell, that’s a big croc for Waterpark Creek’,” Chris said.
The other crocodile was lying in the mud sunbaking, and Chris said it didn’t worry them as they were about 100 metres away.
“We were only in a 12-foot boat and one was just smaller than the boat, but the other would have been twice the size of us.”
Chris said the crocodile in the photograph was seen west of the power lines and the other was spotted at the rocks near the boat ramp north of Corbetts Landing.
“There is supposed to be another big one on the mountain where the water meets Corio Bay.”
Chris said he knew there were crocodiles in the creek because he had seen them before and wanted to let people know they were there.
“If you go there fishing enough you will see them,” he said.
“If anyone goes up there they should be very wary.”
Chris showed this photograph to a work colleague who had swum there recently.
“He said to me, ‘I won’t be getting back in there again’.”