Huge croc spotted but locals swim on

A huge saltwater crocodile has been spotted roaming in a creek in Darwin’s rural area – but locals yesterday couldn’t be stopped from splashing about in the water.

Fishermen had seen the saltie, which is believed to measure about 3m, in the Howard River at Howard Springs on Monday.

NT Parks and Wildlife senior ranger Tom Nichols yesterday told the Northern Territory News a croc slide had been reported, but rangers were aware of the predator and had already re-baited two permanent traps in the river. “We know about crocodiles in the area, but we also know about people swimming there quite regularly,” Mr Nichols said.

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