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Old 03-12-2015, 20:00   #1
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Aussie Croc's

does anyone know how far south down the Queensland coast do the crocodiles live . not the ones moved by mankind . but the ones that live naturally ?. give or take 100miles ??
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Old 03-12-2015, 20:06   #2
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The local news here has reports of a 3 metre croc in the Mary River



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Re: Aussie Croc's

There have been reports of one in the Pumicestone passage (behind Bribie island) for years, but I have never heard it verified by an unimpeachable source.

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There have been reports of one in the Pumicestone passage (behind Bribie island) for years, but I have never heard it verified by an unimpeachable source.

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Don't say that Jim.I used to enjoy standing in the passage up to my thighs fishing for whiting.
We have been here for about 15 years and the only Crocs seen in the water are the Chinese ones .
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Don't say that Jim.I used to enjoy standing in the passage up to my thighs fishing for whiting.
We have been here for about 15 years and the only Crocs seen in the water are the Chinese ones .
I hope that you are correct! Sharks don't bother me much, but crocs scare the crap out of me... evil personified!

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Re: Aussie Croc's

Here you go!

https://www.ehp.qld.gov.au/wildlife/...h/concern.html

Current crocodiles of concern

Current crocodiles of concern (last updated: 3 December 2015)

Report no.
Date report received
Report details
Departmental response
2015-426
02/12/2015
Crocodile attack off Lizard Island.
Crocodile has been targeted for removal from the wild.
2015-418
24/11/2015
Crocodile reported in freshwater section upstream of Myrtle Creek near Owanyilla, Maryborough.
Site surveys to be conducted.
2015-412
20/11/2015
Crocodile reported in Bunya Creek, near River Heads and mouth of Mary River.
Belated report. Unconfirmed report. Site survey to be conducted.
2015-411
20/11/2015
Crocodile reported near Crab Creek boat ramp, Tin Can Bay.
Site survey to be conducted. Crocodile warning sign located at the Snapper Creek boat ramp, Tin Can Bay.
2015-396
6/11/2015
Crocodile reported at the rocks at Blacks Beach.
A land based survey has been conducted from Eimeo Creek through to Blacks Beach. Recent warning signs are in place. Staff will continue to monitor and survey nearby creek systems to ascertain if this particular crocodile is a resident or moving through the coastal area.
2015-289
25/08/2015
Crocodile reported in aquaculture ponds at Sea Farm, Ingham.
Crocodile has been targeted for removal from the wild.
2015-103
18/03/2015
Crocodile reported in Mary River near Grahams Creek
Crocodile has been targeted for removal from the wild.
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Re: Aussie Croc's

Since crocodiles have been protected in Oz, their population has expanded southwards. People say that it is too cold for their eggs to hatch around Moreton Bay, so that an individual might live around there for years (absent predators), but not create babies to follow. However, one does wonder if maybe .01% of the eggs might hatch, a cold resistant one. Mutations do occur. DNA throws them a lot. So I suppose it's possible that the OP in Maitland might experience a NSW croc in his lifetime, but I'd be willing to bet he won't!

As to the rumor of one in the Pumicestone Passage, well, you know how Ozzieslike to try to scare Yanks and Kiwis with tales of snakes, spiders and crocs! Not sure I can believe that, either.
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If global warming from climate change is as bad as they say the crocs will be colonizing Sydney Harbour within the next couple of years.
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Here you go!

https://www.ehp.qld.gov.au/wildlife/...h/concern.html

Current crocodiles of concern

Current crocodiles of concern (last updated: 3 December 2015)

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2015-426
02/12/2015
Crocodile attack off Lizard Island.
Crocodile has been targeted for removal from the wild.
Just a month ago we were swimming and snorkelling there every day!
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If global warming from climate change is as bad as they say the crocs will be colonizing Sydney Harbour within the next couple of years.
If it's as bad as they say, crocs will be colonizing the Simpson desert in a couple of years.
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If it's as bad as they say, crocs will be colonizing the Simpson desert in a couple of years.
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Re: Aussie Croc's

that's a Goanna
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that's a Goanna
It's goanna be dead when the crocs get there.
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Re: Aussie Croc's

Not that I get scared unless my mind starts it's 'bad case scenerio' mind set and I start thinking 'what else in the water'.

Sharks are on my list. Now Crocs? Are these the really mean hungry Crocs that will take a kayaker. Are they like the South American Crocs? I read 3 kayakers were close together to look like 1 large object. But a Croc still got the guide. The two poor scared guys w/o a guide had to be super worried they were next.

Lots of ways to go...shark, croc, storm, lightning, snake bite, eaten by a snake, bomb, gun, stroke, heart attack, etc. etc.

I think a Croc would at least be a fast way to go.

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Re: Aussie Croc's

tuffr2, you might want to watch a video of how crocs kill. Generally, they drown their meal-to-be, then tuck them under something that will keep them under water to age and soften, prior to eating a few days later. They are able to stay submerged up to 2 hrs., and their eyes are adapted so they can see in murky water. They are said to be able to leap up from the water to a height of 1/2 their length, which puts you on your topsides within reach of a large one.

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