Saltwater crocodile removal for 2017

The Parks and Wildlife Commission NT (PWCNT) crocodile management team captured and removed the first saltwater crocodile for 2017 on Tuesday 3 January.

The 2.4 metre saltwater crocodile had been caught overnight in a trap downstream in Berry Springs and has since been removed.

The PWCNT urges all Territory residents to stay out of rivers, creeks and causeway crossings.

Saltwater crocodiles are common in the Top End and can inhabit any waterways including freshwater systems, billabongs and low areas subject to flooding. 

They generally spend the wet season mating and then nesting; males are more mobile and the species are far more territorial at this time.

Berry Springs Nature Park is now closed for swimming but open for visitation.

For more information on how to be croc wise please visit www.becrocwise.nt.gov.au

To report saltwater crocodile sightings in the Darwin region phone 0419 822 859 or in the Katherine region phone 0407 958 405.

For up-to-date information regarding access to parks and reserves administered by the Parks and Wildlife Commission go to http://nt.gov.au/leisure/parks-reserves

The Parks and Wildlife Commission NT have captured and removed the first saltwater crocodile for 2017.