Crocodiles

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.

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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.

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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.

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

Broome: Croc alert

A three-to-four metre crocodile has been spotted near Reddell Beach, heading towards the port.

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Courtesy DEC

Shire media officer Simon Penn said Entrance Point had not been closed.

“Shire Rangers and the Department of Parks and Wildlife are monitoring the situation,” Mr Penn said.

 

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Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 Broome, Environment Comments Off

Broome: Beach croc report

Broome shire has received an unconfirmed saltwater crocodile sighting from Town Beach (Old Jetty).

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Courtesy DEC

This message from the shire:

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Monday, January 20th, 2014 Broome, Environment, Local Government Comments Off

Carnarvon: Salty croc sighting

A windsurfer has reported seeing a saltwater crocodile in waters off Carnarvon.

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Thursday, January 16th, 2014 Environment Comments Off

New croc attacks database

A new online database of all recorded  crocodile attacks worldwide is up and running.

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Courtesy DEC

It shows only one in eight Australian incidents has been in WA waters since records began 150 years ago.

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You can see the database if you click here.

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Friday, December 6th, 2013 Environment Comments Off

Eagle steals video camera

An eagle stole a video camera at Margaret River and took it to Mary River, 110 kilometres away.

Goonyandi rangers had set the camera up to film freshwater crododiles.

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Monday, December 2nd, 2013 Environment Comments Off
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