Gladstone croc sighting under investigation

October 26, 2022 9:48 am in by


A crocodile sighting in Gladstone is being investigated by the Department of Environment and Science.

A member of the public has claimed they saw a crocodile floating on the waters surface at Barney Point.

They made the report on the QWildlife app on Monday.

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Gladstone Regional Council has put up signs and warnings will remain in the area for at least another week.

Wildlife officers have carried out a site assessment and are monitoring for further reports.

Locals are being urged to obey warning signs and report any sightings.


The Department of Environment and Science spokesperson has issued this advice:

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Expect crocodiles in ALL Gladstone waterways even if there is no warning sign
Obey all warning signs – they are there to keep you safe
Be aware crocs also swim in the ocean and be extra cautious around water at night
Stay well away from croc traps – that includes fishing and boating
The smaller the vessel the greater the risk, so avoid using canoes and kayaks
Stand back from the water’s edge when fishing and don’t wade in to retrieve a lure
Camp at least 50 metres from the edge of the water in croc country
Never leave food, fish scraps or bait near water, camp site or boat ramp
Never provoke, harass or feed crocs
Always supervise children near the water and keep pets on a lead

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