Problem crocodiles removed

Last updated 24 January 2020

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 receivedReport detailsDepartmental responseZoneLocal government area
2020-02713/01/2020Problem crocodile reported at Johnstone River, Innisfail.Departmental Wildlife Officers conducted a vessel based site assessment and installed recent crocodile sighting warning signs. Crocodile observed and due to its behaviour has been declared as a problem crocodile on 16/01/2020, and was removed from the wild 20/01/2020.Zone C. Targeted management zoneCassowary Coast Regional Council
2020-0129/01/2020Crocodile reported at Magnetic Island.On 09/01/2020 a 1.4m crocodile was removed from the wild.Zone E. General management zoneTownsville Regional Council
2020-0098/01/2020Problem crocodile reported at Wujal Wujal.Crocodile declared as a problem 08/01/2020, and removed from the wild 13/01/2020.Zone E. General management zoneWujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council
2020-0087/01/2020Crocodile reported at Pine Creek, Cairns.Crocodile declared as a problem on 07/01/2020 and removed from the wild 07/01/2020.Zone E. General management zoneCairns Regional Council
2019-67029/11/2019Crocodile reported at Constant Creek, Mackay.Departmental Wildlife Officers  conducted a site assessment and observed a 2m crocodile. Due to its location it was declared a problem crocodile on 12/12/2019. The crocodile was captured and removed from the area on 16/01/2020.Zone E. General management zoneMackay Regional Council

Archived problem crocodiles removed