Estuarine (Saltwater) Crocodile
Dangerous Predator : Responsible for human fatalities
Maximum Length – 7m
Australia’s largest predator. Found throughout coastal rivers, estuaries and swamps of tropical Australia.
Once common in this region but numbers have been significantly reduced due to past commercial hunting for their skin. Now, only infrequently seen around the region’s coast and estuaries, with a residual breeding population along the tidal part of the Proserpine River. Danger signs have been erected at sites were crocodiles are known to frequent and these should always be heeded.
A Field Guide to the Reptiles of Queensland by Steve K. Wilson
|Information sources:||Photo 1 taken at Rocky Dam, Koumala by Marlis Schoeb, Photo 2 from Proserpine River by Paul Horner|