Floating crocodile trap set in Ferndale Lake
Published Tuesday 24 May 2016
THE Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) have set up a trap in Ferndale Lake to capture a crocodile of concern.
The crocodile is believed to be the same one that killed Port Douglas resident Jan Churchill’s dog almost two weeks ago.
A caged trap can be seen floating in the lake around Warri Park, the same area Churchill had been walking her Labrador before it was attacked.
According to the EHP croc watch website, a crocodile is targeted for capture in the Port Douglas region because of one of the following reasons:
- It’s in a zone 1 or 2 area within the Douglas Shire Council
- Has attacked, or is about to attack, or is behaving aggressively towards a person
- Is determined by the department to pose a potential threat to human safety or wellbeing because of the crocodile’s location or behavior
- Has passed a crocodile prevention barrier and has attacked, or is about to attack, or is behaving aggressively towards stock, working dogs, or aquaculture fisheries resources
- Is two metres or greater in length and located in a defined urban area
The EHP was unable to provide comment at the time this story was published.