3m Kamerunga croc chillin' near lake Placid
Soaking up the rays: A reader took this photo of the Kamerunga croc yesterday morning. The Cairns Post ran a story on the croc on December 10, 2010. Picture: HELEN COLLINS
THE Kamerunga croc is back - and this time it's trying to get as much warmth as possible. The 3m saltwater crocodile that has been stalking fishers in the Kamerunga Conservation Park, near the old bridge, has been spotted regularly since December.
Lake Placid resident Helen Collins snapped this photograph of the reptile yesterday morning while driving over the new Barron River bridge with her children on the way to school.
“As we were going over, one of my kids saw the croc in the river,” Ms Collins said.
“We turned back home to grab the camera and he was still there when we returned, on the side of the river.
“It would have been really, really cold in the water, so he was probably trying to get as much sun as possible.”
A crocodile fitting the reptile’s description threatened a Weipa family in the same area just before Christmas.
The Department of Environment and Resource Management yesterday confirmed the sighting of a 3m crocodile in the Barron River, near the Kamerunga Bridge.
But a spokesman said it was unlikely it was the same crocodile thought to be living in the area for the past few years.