Australia only: Fisherman who caught a huge saltwater crocodile in a dam dragged the killer reptile back to his HOME
- Fisherman was at the Peter Faust dam in Far North Queensland on Saturday
- He caught a crocodile and held it in his boat before taking it home
- The man called the Department of Environment and Science, who took the crocodile
A fisherman is being investigated for catching and taking home a huge saltwater crocodile.
The man was fishing on Saturday in his boat in the Peter Faust dam, near Proserpine in Far North Queensland.
He caught the six-foot saltwater crocodile and held it in his boat before taking it home.
A fisherman is being investigated for catching a huge saltwater crocodile and taking it home (stock image)
The Department of Environment and Science (DES) said the man contacted them as soon as he got home with the animal.
They retrieved the crocodile and took it to a zoo before investigating the incident.
The department warns people of the dangers of approaching crocodiles, with the man at risk of serious injury catching them.
“A 1.7 m crocodile is quite capable of seriously injuring a person, especially if it feels threatened,” said a DES spokesman. Nine news.
And people who kill or injure a saltwater crocodile can be fined up to $ 30,026.
The young male crocodile is now at Bredl’s Wild Farm in Bloomsbury, north of Mackay.
The man was fishing on Saturday in his boat at the Peter Faust dam (stock image), near Proserpine in Far North Queensland