A crocodile was taken from Peter Faust Dam last week. Photo Lachie Millard
A crocodile was taken from Peter Faust Dam last week. Photo Lachie Millard

OH SNAP: Man takes 1.7m croc from Peter Faust Dam home

A MAN captured and restrained a 1.7m crocodile at Peter Faust Dam before taking it home during an evening fishing trip last weekend. 

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service's Lindsay Delzoppo said officers were investigating "what appears to be the removal of a crocodile" from Peter Faust Dam last Saturday night.

A Department of Environment and Science spokeswoman said the man was fishing at night on Peter Faust Dam when he spotted the crocodile's eyes shine and moved his boat closer.

The angler then captured and restrained the 1.7m croc and took it home.

He then called the department on Sunday morning so a wildlife officer could remove it.

The 1.7m crocodile was retrieved and has since been placed in a zoo.

The crocodile was taken from Peter Faust Dam on Saturday. Picture: File
The crocodile was taken from Peter Faust Dam on Saturday. Picture: File

Mr Delzoppo said interfering with wildlife could spell danger for residents.

"Our main concern with this is that we don't want people taking matters into their own hands when they see an estuarine crocodile,' he said

"If people do try to interfere with crocodiles, like appears to have happened now, they place themselves in grave danger of being attacked (or) harmed.

"An animal of that size, of 1.7 metres, could do great damage to someone's arm or leg if they put it in the wrong place."

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The removal of the crocodile is also an offence under the Nature Conservation Act and Mr Delzoppo said officers were investigating the removal from Peter Faust Dam.

Mr Delzoppo urged residents to contact Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service to report any wildlife incidents on 1300 130 372.


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