Crocodiles

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.

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

Croc closes Cable Beach

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

Courtesy DEC

Courtesy DEC

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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.

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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

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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.

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

Broome: ‘Little support’ for crocodile cull

Broome fishing club’s president says there would be very little local support for the Premier’s crocodile control plan.

Courtesy DEC

Courtesy DEC

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Friday, January 31st, 2014 Environment, Government Comments Off

Lange’s Crossing: Croc warning sign stolen

Someone has stolen a crocodile warning sign at Lange’s Crossing on the Fitzroy River.

Courtesy DEC

Courtesy DEC

The Department of Parks and Wildlife installed the sign to alert visitors, after reports of an aggressive crocodile at the popular fishing spot last month.

“People who think stealing these signs for a souvenir is just a bit of harmless fun probably don’t realise they are putting the safety of others at risk,” a spokesman said.

 

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Thursday, January 30th, 2014 Environment Comments Off

Premier to get ‘tough’ on crocs

Premier Colin Barnett says he is considering “taking tougher action” on crocodiles.

Courtesy DEC

Courtesy DEC

His comments came after the 11th sighting of a saltwater crocodile near Broome this season, and the general drift of the animals further south as water temperatures increase.

ninemsn [read this story]

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Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 Broome, Environment, Government Comments Off
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