Crocodiles

Winjanna Gorge: Survey nets plenty of crocs

Bunuba Rangers and wildlife officers have caught and released about half the freshwater crocs in two dry-season pools.

Freshie at Lake Argyle (not visited by Joe)

Freshwater crocodile

They took measurements and genetic samples in a bid to learn more about the crocodiles before cane toads arrive.

Science Network [read this story]

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Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 Environment Comments Off

Lake Kununurra: Salty croc spotted

A Kununurra resident has photographed a saltwater crocodile near Carlton Gorge.

Courtesy DEC

Courtesy DEC

Aboriginal Rangers and the Department of Parks and Wildlife will work to remove the animal.

7 News [read this story]

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Thursday, July 24th, 2014 Environment, Kununurra Comments Off

Kununurra and Broome: Officers to remove crocs

DPaW says its staff will remove problem crocodiles from Kununurra and Broome rather than kill them.

Courtesy DEC

Courtesy DEC

Broome Advertiser [read this story]

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Monday, July 14th, 2014 Broome, Environment, Government, Kununurra Comments Off

Wyndham crocs going to Darwin

The former Wyndham crocodile farm is selling all of its stock to a Darwin crocodile farm.

Courtesy DEC

Courtesy DEC

All 30 animals have been bought and are expected to be used as breeding stock.

ABC [read this story]

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Thursday, April 24th, 2014 Business and finance, Environment, Wyndham Comments Off

Croc closes Cable Beach

A 3.5 metreĀ  crocodile closed Cable Beach to swimmers over the weekend.

Courtesy DEC

Courtesy DEC

The West Australian [read this story]

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Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 Broome, Environment, Local Government Comments Off

Wyndham: Croc farm to close

Wyndham crocodile farm is winding down operations, partly because of lack of water.

Courtesy DEC

Courtesy DEC

Rainfall has been too low over the last couple of years to fill the croc farm dam.

The owner hopes to sell the animals to a potential new crocodile farm in Kununurra.

Otherwise they would have to be sold to a zoo in the south, or worse still, sold for hides.

The West Regional [read this story]

 

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Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 Business and finance, Fitzroy Crossing, Wyndham Comments Off

Dampier Creek: New croc trap

Crocodiles are appearing in such numbers now that a permanent trap is to be installed at Dampier Creek.

Courtesy DEC

Courtesy DEC

ABC [read this story]

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Thursday, February 20th, 2014 Broome, Environment Comments Off

Derby: Men hide from crocs overnight

Four men spent the night perched in mangrove trees to avoid crocodiles after their dinghy overturned on Sunday.

Courtesy DEC

Courtesy DEC

A helicopter was able to rescue them during a break in the weather on Monday morning.

The West Australian [read this story]

Police say they are lucky to be alive, and should never have gone fishing in such bad weather.

A Dornier search aircraft, send to find them from Darwin, had had to turn back because of the storms.

ABC [read this story]

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Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 Derby, Police and courts Comments Off
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