Hey Pops I hear what your saying but I'm afraid I disagree on some points.
Funny that story about a croc approaching swimmers/surfers never made into the media because would have made a great story.
Usually stories like that we see on FB as well.
Not sure if I'd believe that account myself ,maybe cause the croc was moving it may have seemed like it was going towards the people.
Might have to check the webcam for that one..
They said the croc was reported one day before they tried to trap it with several attempts .What did they do tow the trap right in front of the croc and expect it to get it...several times ...
One day is not a long time to try a trap a croc especially if its had a feed recently, they can go a long time without eating.
Also they said they shot dead the croc,in that case why has its body not been found ...If a croc is shot dead it shouldn't be too hard to find it unless of course, it wasn't actually shot dead!
The crocs are seen fairly often this time of year they are territorial and if they have displaced from an area they going looking for new areas which are available to take up habitat.
Willie Creek has had crocs there for a long time and with or without tourism they occupy that area and are left to live their lives in their natural environment.
No one has ever been attacked but I'm not saying it can't happen.
In the 26 years that I've been going out there,there has been 5 people that have lost their lives on the road on the way out ...seems a lot more dangerous to me...
Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get.
- Mark Twain