Stuart Robertson alerted swimmers of a crocodile coming their way.
Stuart Robertson alerted swimmers of a crocodile coming their way. ALLAN REINIKKA AR

Another croc spotted

WHEN Stuart Robertson took his family to the Capricorn Coast for a swim on Sunday, the last thing he expected was an encounter with a very interested crocodile.

Enjoying a relaxing afternoon at Kemp Beach, Stuart was up in the sand dunes drying his dog with a towel when he spotted “a big black thing” in the water.

Thinking it must have been a log, he went to his car to get a pair of binoculars.

But what he saw was a crocodile swimming towards his wife and 18-year-old daughter who were still in the water.

“He was definitely coming our way,” Stuart said.

“It was just so scary.”

Alarmed, he ran down the beach yelling to his family and other nearby swimmers to get out.

“He was only about 30 metres away when they got out,” he said.

When the crocodile changed direction, they then alerted others on the beach who were swimming and fishing nearby.

“You could see all the bumps, and his tail swinging.”

Stuart believes it was just good fortune he was on the dunes, as those in the water did not see the croc.

Back home in Rockhampton yesterday, Stuart read the report of a crocodile that was spotted at Lammermoor Beach at 1.30pm on Sunday, about the same time he saw “his” crocodile. He then started thinking there might have been more than one at the coast that day.

They had seen their croc just before 1pm and watched it swim along Kemp Beach for at least half an hour – still some way from Lammermoor Beach.

“You can’t be in two places at once,” Stuart observed.

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