CROC WATCH: Yeppoon Coast Guard Deputy Commander Jim Goodsell, with the crocodile alert sign, says people should proceed with caution in the Rosslyn Bay harbour after a croc was spotted last Friday.
CROC WATCH: Yeppoon Coast Guard Deputy Commander Jim Goodsell, with the crocodile alert sign, says people should proceed with caution in the Rosslyn Bay harbour after a croc was spotted last Friday. Amy Haydock Rokcroc

Workers on boat ramp spot croc in Rosslyn Bay Harbour

MAINTENANCE workers got more than they bargained for on Friday at the Rosslyn Bay harbour after spotting a crocodile that has been lurking there over the last few weeks.

The workers were on the boat ramp at low tide when they saw the reptile, which has been seen by several people in the marina.

The Yeppoon Coast Guard authorities said work was suspended for some time as the crew retreated up the ramp.

Deputy Commander Jim Goodsell said the sighting had not stopped people using the facilities but it was important to be cautious.

"It is unusual to see a crocodile in a marina," he said. "But people should keep an eye out and report it if they do spot it."

The 3m croc was seen last month by boaties in the area.

Keppel Bay Marina's Kylie Smith is collecting information about sightings and sending it to the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. Reports of sightings can go directly to EHP on 1300130372.



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