Monster Croc Shot And Killed After Thinking Nearby School Bell Was It's Lunch Time Call

Crocodiles are just a part of life in some places in Australia, however, that doesn't make them any less dangerous.

Queensland animal handlers had to be brought in to take care of a crocodile that had become way too accustomed to its surroundings.

The monster five-metre croc had taken up residence in Cowal Creek, which sits just behind the Northern Peninsula Area State College's Injinoo Junior Campus in Cape York, Far North Queensland.

Credit: Queensland Department of Environment and Science
Credit: Queensland Department of Environment and Science

Video uploaded to YouTube showed the beast chomping down on a dog that got too close to the water's edge. So you know you shouldn't mess with it.

School kids would often throw some of their lunch into the creek around lunchtime. While a fence protected them, the 'bit of fun' turned into a daily routine for the croc.

So, every time the school lunch bell hit, the croc thought it was feeding time and would come close to the school.

As a result, animal handlers thought the animal was too high a risk and shot and killed it.


A Department of Environment and Science spokesman told the Cairns Post: "Due to the unacceptable risk the crocodile posed to human safety, including students at the nearby school, along with the animal's dangerous behaviour, a decision was made in partnership with traditional owners to humanely euthanise the crocodile."

They managed to lure the croc out of its watery home with the school bell and then euthanized it.

A croc had to be killed five years ago for the exact same reason after it was seen stalking students around the school.

Featured Image Credit: Queensland Department of Environment and Science

Stewart Perrie

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