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A LARGE crocodile has been spotted at Laguna Quays Resort, Midge Point.

The unwelcome guest – coming in at 2.9 metres – was evicted, after he made himself a little too close for comfort, for resort guests and residents.

A member of the public dobbed-in the scaly creature to authorities, after spotting it in a pond, at the Turtle Point golf course, at Laguna Quays, which is located about 20 minutes’ drive south of Proserpine.

The Department of Environment and Science (DES) removed the crocodile from the Laguna Quays golf course and it has been re-homed at a crocodile farm.

DES issued the following statements, on August 16, 2022.

The Department of Environment and Science (DES) received a report from a member of the public of a 2.9 metre crocodile seen in a pond, on Turtle Point golf course, at Laguna Quays, on July 10.

Wildlife officers conducted two night-time and two daytime assessments.

Based on its large size and close proximity to people, the animal was declared a problem crocodile and a floating trap was installed.

The crocodile was captured and removed on July 27. It is aged between five and seven years and likely to be male.

Laguna Quays is known ‘Croc Country’ and the golf course is close to several creeks and rivers.

It is common for crocodiles to enter golf course ponds in ‘Croc Country’, as they provide good refuge, food and access to freshwater.

DES reminds all members of the public that it is important to be Crocwise in ‘Croc Country’.

Croc sightings in Queensland should be reported to DES as soon as possible by using the QWildlife app (available for Apple and Android phones) or by using the sighting report online or by calling 1300 130 372.  2222

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