Four-metre crocodile spotted swimming at popular beach in Queensland

Four-metre crocodile spotted swimming at popular beach in Queensland

Terrifying moment a giant four-metre crocodile is spotted swimming at a popular beach

  • The crocodile was estimated to be up to four-metres long when seen this week
  • It was filmed swimming in the waves at Farnoborough beach in Queensland
  • A local fisherman spotted the croc which he initially thought was a large log 

A giant crocodile has been spotted swimming at a popular beach, just metres away from the shore.

The reptile, which is believed to be up to four-metres long, was seen floating over the waves at Farnborough Beach, in central Queensland on Thursday morning.

David Devine, a local fisherman, filmed the crocodile’s unexpected visit and said he’d never seen one in the area in all of his ten years of fishing there.

He said he initially thought the croc was a large log floating in the surf. 

The four-metre croc was spotted swimming in between the waves on Thursday morning at Farnborough Beach, in central Queensland

‘I thought, ”that’s strange”. I had a closer look and I actually saw it was a croc,’ he told Seven News.

‘Just to see a croc out in the wild was amazing. First time I’ve ever seen one out here.’

Mr Devine said the reptile cruised along the shore line for five minutes before moving on.

The massive animal was spotted just a day after another two-metre long crocodile had to be removed from a pond near the Emu Park State School, around 25 minutes south of Farnborough.

A terrified member of the public had seen the reptile in the pond and immediately called the council who alerted wildlife officers.

Those who come across crocs in the wild have been encouraged by the Queensland Department of Environment to use QR scanning codes around the Fitzroy River to report any sightings via the QWildlife app.

The department are tracking the movements of the four-metre croc and have urged those who may see it to be sure to keep their distance.

The large reptile cruised around the shoreline for around five minutes before moving on

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