2019 archived problem crocodiles removed

    October 2019

    Report no.Date report receivedReport detailsDepartmental responseZoneLocal government area
    2019-61824/10/2019Problem crocodile reported at the Flying Fish Point slipway, Innisfail.Departmental Wildlife Officers have undertaken a site assessment and observed a 1.8m crocodile. Crocwise messaging provided. Recent crocodile warning signs are in place. The animal was declared as a problem crocodile on 25/10/2019, due to its location and aggressive behaviour. The animal was captured and removed from the wild on 08/11/2019.Zone C. Targeted management zoneCassowary Coast Regional Council
    2019-58810/10/2019Problem crocodile reported at Bloomfield River, Wujal Wujal.Departmental Wildlife Officers conducted a site assessment, and liaised with Traditional Owners regarding removal of the animal. The animal was declared a problem crocodile 11/10/2019 due to size, location and behaviour, and was removed 12/10/2019.Zone E. General management zoneDouglas Shire Council

    September 2019

    Report no.Date report receivedReport detailsDepartmental responseZoneLocal government area
    2019-56624/09/2019Crocodile reported at Boar Creek, Tully.Departmental Wildlife Officers conducted a site assessment and a large crocodile was observed. Due to the size, location and behaviour, the animal it was declared as a problem crocodile on 26/09/019 and targeted for removal. On 05/10/2019 a 3.5m crocodile was removed by wildlife officers.Zone E. General management zoneCassowary Coast Regional Council
    2019-54510/09/2019Crocodile reported at Barron River.Contractor removed 1.78m male crocodile from Barron River.Zone B. Active removal zoneCairns Regional Council

    August 2019

    There were no crocodiles removed during August

    July 2019

    Report no.Date report receivedReport detailsDepartmental responseZoneLocal government area
    2019-52729/07/2019Linked to sighting report 2019-482. Crocodile reported at Bloomsbury.Site assessment conducted on 26/07/2019, a 2m crocodile observed. Spotlight assessment conducted on 31/07/2019, 2 crocodiles were observed, both approximately 2m in length. On 02/08/2019 they were declared problem crocodiles due to their location. One crocodile removed from the wild on 30/08/2019 and the second crocodile was removed from the wild on 11/10/2019.Zone E. General management zoneMackay Regional Council
    2019-5268/07/2019Problem crocodile reported at Flying Fish Point Slipway, Coconuts. Linked to sighting report 2019-336.3m crocodile declared a problem on 08/07/2019. The animal was captured and removed by wildlife officers on 08/07/2019.Zone C. Targeted management zoneCassowary Coast Regional Council
    2019-48229/07/2019Crocodile reported at Bloomsbury.Site assessment conducted on 26/07/2019 and  a 2m crocodile was observed. Spotlight assessment conducted 31/07/2019, and 2 crocodiles observed, both approximately 2m in length. On 02/08/2019 the crocodiles were declared as a problem due to the location of the crocodile habitat. One crocodile removed from the wild on 30/08/2019.Zone E. General management zoneMackay Regional Council
    2019-47929/07/2019Crocodile reported at Muntalunga Drive, Alligator Creek.Problem crocodile removed from the wild 29/07/2019.Zone E. General management zoneTownsville Regional Council
    2019-45410/07/2019Crocodile removed from Yorkey's Golf Club.1.921m male crocodile removed by private contractors on 18/06/2019.Zone B. Active removal zoneCairns Regional Council

    June 2019

    Report no. Date report received Report details Departmental responseZone Local government area
    2019-408 12/06/2019 Crocodile reported at Taylor's Point. 1.8m male crocodile removed from the area. Zone B. Active removal zone Cairns Regional Council
    2019-393 9/06/2019 Problem crocodile reported at Rollingstone, Townsville. Crocodile declared as a problem on 10/06/2019, due to its behaviour, size and location. A 2.5m crocodile has been removed. Zone E. General management zone Townsville Regional Council
    2019-389 6/06/2019 Problem crocodile reported at Tedlands, Koumala. Crocodile declared as a problem on 10/06/2019 due to its behaviour. 3.9m crocodile removed 15/06/2019, to be placed in a nearby farm. Zone E. General management zone Mackay Regional Council

    May 2019

    Report no. Date report received Report details Departmental responseZone Local government area
    2019-370 27/05/2019 Problem crocodile reported at Cook Esplanade, Thursday Island. Due to the size, location and behaviour the crocodile was declared a problem on 29/05/2019, and removed from the wild on 30/05/2019. Zone E. General management zone Torres Shire Council
    2019-358 7/05/2019 1.56m crocodile removed from Taylor's Point, Trinity Beach. On 18/04/2019 a 1.56m female crocodile was removed from the wild by private contractors. Zone B. Active removal zone Cairns Regional Council
    2019-336 10/05/2019 Problem crocodile reported at Flying Fish Point Slipway, Coconuts, Innisfail. Based on the crocodile's location and behaviour, it was declared a problem on 17/05/19 and removed from the wild 28/08/2019. Zone C. Targeted management zone Cassowary Coast Regional Council
    2019-318 3/05/2019 1.5m crocodile removed from Victoria Sugar Mill, Ingham. Animal was declared a problem on 3/05/19 and was removed from the wild by Departmental Wildlife Officers. Zone E. General management zone Hinchinbrook Shire Council

    April 2019

    Report no. Date report received Report details Departmental responseZone Local government area
    2019-357 5/04/2019 2.1m crocodile removed from Deep Creek, Cairns. On 16/03/2019 a 2.1m male crocodile was removed from the wild by private contractors. Zone B. Active removal zone Cairns Regional Council
    2019-356 5/04/2019 2.69m crocodile removed from Barron River, Cairns. On 05/03/2019 a 2.69m male crocodile was removed from the wild by private contractors. Zone B. Active removal zone Cairns Regional Council
    2019-294 22/04/2019 4m crocodile removed from Mulgrave River, Russell Heads. Based on the crocodile's size and location it was declared a problem on 23/04/2019 and on 1/05/2019 it was removed from the wild. Zone E. General management zone Cairns Regional Council
    2019-273 12/04/2019 Crocodile reported at Russell Head, Deeral. Departmental Wildlife Officers conducted a vessel-based spotlight assessment. Crocodile believed to be the same as sighting report 2019-294, it was declared a problem on 23/04/19 and on 1/05/19 it was removed from the wild. Zone E. General management zone Cairns Regional Council
    2019-245 5/04/2019 1.5m crocodile removed from Campagnolo Road, New Harbourline. Animal was declared a problem on 5/04/19 and was removed from the wild by Departmental Wildlife Officers. Zone E. General management zone Cassowary Coast Regional Council
    2019-242 4/04/2019 Problem crocodile reported at Sealord King Reef Barramundi Farm, Cowley Creek. Based on the crocodile's location it was declared a problem on 11/04/19. The crocodile was captured and removed on 15/07/2019. Zone E. General management zone Cassowary Coast Regional Council

    March 2019

    Report no. Date report received Report details Departmental responseZone Local government area
    2019-233 28/03/2019 2.2m crocodile removed from Saunders Beach. On 24/03/19 Departmental Wildlife Officers removed a 2.2m crocodile from the wild while targeting problem crocodile 2019-166. Zone E. General management zone Townsville Regional Council
    2019-216 27/03/2019 Crocodile removed from Martyville Barramundi Farm, Martyville. Departmental Wildlife Officers collected a crocodile that had become caught in a harvest net. Crocodile will be relocated and removed from the wild. Zone E. General management zone Cassowary Coast Regional Council
    2019-196 19/03/2019 Approximately 2m crocodile removed from Mulgrave River, Ross and Locke. Based on the crocodile's location and behaviour it was declared a problem on 28/03/19 and on 12/04/19 it was removed from the wild. Zone E. General management zone Cairns Regional Council
    2019-194 18/03/2019 Approximately 5m crocodile removed from Injinoo. Based on the crocodile's size, location and reported behaviour it was declared a problem on 21/03/19 and on 28/03/19 it was removed from the wild. Zone E. General management zone Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council
    2019-173 8/03/2019 3.2m crocodile removed from Newell Beach Boat Ramp. Based on the crocodile's size and location it was declared a problem on 26/03/19 and on 30/03/19 it was removed from the wild. Zone C. Targeted management zone Douglas Shire Council
    2019-170 7/03/2019 4.1m crocodile removed from Boar Creek, Tully. A site assessment was conducted by Departmental Wildlife Officers, with a large crocodile, displaying dangerous behaviour observed. On 14/03/19 the crocodile was declared a problem and on 19/03/19 it was removed from the wild. Zone E. General management zone Cassowary Coast Regional Council
    2019-166 1/03/2019 3.5m crocodile removed from Saunders Beach. Based on the crocodile's location and reported behaviour it was declared a problem on 07/03/19 and on 12/04/19 it was removed from the wild. Zone E. General management zone Townsville Regional Council
    2019-161 4/03/2019 2.2m crocodile removed from Deep Creek, Cairns. On 15/02/2019 a 2.2m female crocodile was removed from the wild by private contractors. Zone B. Active removal zone Cairns Regional Council
    2019-160 4/03/2019 1.16m crocodile removed from Barron River, Cairns. On 13/02/2019 a 1.16m male crocodile was removed from the wild by private contractors. Zone B. Active removal zone Cairns Regional Council
    2019-159 4/03/2019 2.1m crocodile removed from Moon River, Cairns. On 12/02/2019 a 2.1m female crocodile was removed from the wild by private contractors. Zone B. Active removal zone Cairns Regional Council

    February 2019

    Report no. Date report received Report details Departmental responseZone Local government area
    2019-162 22/02/2019 1.1m crocodile removed from Nome, Townsville. On 22/02/19 Departmental Wildlife Officers removed a 1.1m crocodile from the wild while targeting problem crocodile 2019-123. Zone E. General management zone Townsville Regional Council
    2019-127 12/02/2019 Approximately 3m crocodile removed from Moa Island. Based on the crocodile's location, frequent sightings and reported behaviour it was declared a problem on 12/02/2019 and on 9/04/19 it was removed from the wild. Zone E. General management zone Torres Strait Island Regional Council
    2019-107 5/02/2019 Crocodile removed from Chinaman Creek, Cairns. On 28/01/2019 a 2.22m female crocodile was removed from the wild by private contractors. Zone C. Targeted management zone Cairns Regional Council
    2019-106 5/02/2019 Crocodile removed from Barron River, Cairns. On 17/01/19 a 1.26m female crocodile was removed from the wild by private contractors. Zone C. Targeted management zone Cairns Regional Council
    2019-105 5/02/2019 Crocodile removed from Chinaman Creek, Cairns. On 3/01/19 a 1.67m male crocodile was removed from the wild by private contractors. Zone B. Active removal zone Cairns Regional Council

    January 2019

    Report no. Date report received Report details Departmental responseZone Local government area
    2019-097 31/01/2019 Crocodile reported at Martyville Barramundi Farm, Martyville. Departmental Wildlife Officers conducted a site assessment and observed a crocodile approximately 3m in size. On 7/02/2019, due to the animal's size and location, it was declared a problem and was targeted for removal from the wild. On 27/02/2019 Departmental Wildlife Officers removed a 3.5m crocodile from the wild. Zone E. General management zone Cassowary Coast Regional Council
    2019-058 23/01/2019 A 1m problem crocodile was removed from Etty Bay. Animal was caught in a stinger net and was declared a problem on the 18/01/19 and was removed from the wild by departmental Wildlife Officers. Zone E. General management zone Cassowary Coast Regional Council
    2019-033 10/01/2019 2.1m Crocodile removed from Low Isles, Port Douglas. Departmental Wildlife Officers have undertaken a site assessment and have confirmed the presence of a crocodile. On the 15/01/19, based on its behaviour and location it was declared a problem and on 18/01/19 the animal was removed from the wild. Zone E. General management zone Douglas Shire Council
    2019-029 9/01/2019 2m problem crocodile removed from Tully Gorge. Based on the crocodile's location it was declared a problem on 9/01/19 and on 10/04/19 it was removed from the wild. Zone C. Targeted management zone Cassowary Coast Regional Council
    2019-022 7/01/2019 Problem crocodile reported at Glen Isla, Proserpine. A site assessment was conducted by departmental Wildlife Officers, with a large crocodile, displaying dangerous behaviour observed. On 11/01/19 the crocodile was declared a problem and on 18/01/19 and was removed from the wild. Zone E. General management zone Whitsunday Regional Council
    2019-006 3/01/2019 Problem crocodile reported at Glen Isla, Proserpine. Departmental Wildlife Officers undertook a site assessment but observed no crocodiles. Recent crocodile warning signs installed at the sighting location. Crocwise education has also been delivered to the public at the landing. A land based spotlight assessment was completed, with multiple crocodiles observed. One crocodile noted displaying behaviour deemed dangerous and posing risk to humans. Declared as a problem crocodile 11/01/2019 and a 4.4m crocodile caught 18/01/2019. Zone E. General management zone Whitsunday Regional Council