VIDEO | Sunset croc sighting first for resident
Residents and visitors are again reminded to avoid swimming outside of life-saving hours and designated flag areas with yesterday’s sunset sighting of a crocodile along Four Mile beach.
Four Mile Beach has reopened today after it was closed late yesterday evening when a crocodile made its way past, heading south.
Local resident, Stephanie, was on her evening walk when she was lucky enough to spot the beauty of a croc swimming off the southern end the beach.
Stephanie estimated the croc to be about four metres in length.
“I thought it was a floating log at first, then I saw the head and realised it was a croc,” she said.
Stephanie, a self-professed animal lover, said it was an awesome sight to see.
“It is the first croc I have seen from the beach, so it was a bit exciting.”
Stephanie said the crocodile swam along the beach only 25 to 50 metres off the shore.
“It’s a bit of a reminder that they are out there,” she said.
Lifeguards at the northern end of Four Mile closed the beach after the croc was reported by the public, spotted from the lookout.
The beach remained closed overnight but with no further sightings, the beach was safely reopened today.
Four Mile Beach is patrolled by Lifeguards seven days a week between 9:00am and 5:00pm.
Surf Life Saving Queensland reminds swimmers to always swim between the flags and when a lifeguard is on duty. You can discuss conditions with lifeguards before entering the water.
The Department of Environment and Science asks that all crocodile sightings in Queensland be reported to CrocWatch on 1300 130 372.
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