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Problem crocodiles removed

Last updated 17 May 2019

A problem crocodile removed will usually mean that the crocodile has been removed from the wild and placed in a zoo or crocodile farm, or humanely euthanased if it could not be removed.

This table contains all reports of estuarine crocodiles removed by the department in this calendar month.

Report no. Date report received Report details Departmental response Zone Local government area
2019-318 3/05/2019 1.5m crocodile removed from Victoria Sugar Mill, Ingham. Animal was declared a problem on 03/05/19 and was removed from the wild by Departmental Wildlife Officers. No further action is required. Zone E. General management zone Hinchinbrook Shire 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 23/04/19 and on 01/05/19 it was removed from the wild. No further action required. 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 05/04/19 and was removed from the wild by Departmental Wildlife Officers. No further action required. Zone E. General management zone Cassowary Coast Regional Council
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. No further action is required. 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. Monitoring further reports. 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. No further action required. 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. No further action is required. 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. No further action is required. 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. No further action is required. Zone E. General management zone Townsville Regional Council
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
2019-161 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. No further action required. 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. No further action required. 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. No further action required. Zone B. Active removal zone Cairns 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 09/04/19 it was removed from the wild. No further action is required. 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. No further action required. 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. No further action required. 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. No further action required. Zone B. Active removal zone Cairns Regional Council
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 07/02/2019, 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. No further action is required. 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. No further action required. 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. No further action is required. 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. No further action is required. 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 it was removed from the wild. No further action is required. Zone E. General management zone Whitsunday Regional Council
2018-796 17/12/2018 2.8m crocodile removed from Cardwell Marina. On 19/12/18 Departmental Wildlife Officers undertook a site assessment, observing three problem crocodiles with 2018-766 removed from the wild on 21/12/18, and this crocodile was removed on 23/02/19. One other crocodile, 2018-797, is still being targeted for removal from the wild. Zone E. General management zone Cassowary Coast Regional Council

Archived problem crocodiles removed

Last updated
17 May 2019