Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Crocs May Be Making Trip South to New Homes

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Crocs May Be Making Trip South to New Homes

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Byline: Narelle Higgs

Crocodiles may be moving south in search of new habitats, says reptile farm owner Ian Jenkins.

His comments follow the latest crocodile sighting at Deep Creek on Fraser Island, reported to Coast Guard Sandy Strait about 6pm on Sunday.

Mr Jenkins (pictured), of Snakes Downunder Reptile Park in Childers, said there were two reasons for crocodiles to be spotted further south than expected.

"Earlier on you might have a male looking for more females, in spring or early summer, but it is likely they would then move back to their normal territory.

"If they are here now it's likely they're looking for a new territory and they're unlikely to go back."

He said it may be that older reptiles were pushing younger ones out of the river systems up north.

"It's not beyond the realm of possibility to see them down here.

"We may have young crocs looking to establish themselves in new territories and possibly younger crocs moving south. …

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