Police allegedly located a fresh water crocodile at a Pialba address on July 28.
Police allegedly located a fresh water crocodile at a Pialba address on July 28. Contributed

Crikey! Crocodile allegedly found during search warrant

POLICE were left feeling snappy after a freshwater crocodile was allegedly discovered at a Pialba home during a search warrant.

Officers found the baby-sized critter inside a fish tank in a shed at the rear of the St Andrews Dr home.

Police allegedly located a fresh water crocodile at a Pialba address on July 28.
Police allegedly located a fresh water crocodile at a Pialba address on July 28. Contributed

The search warrant, executed on Saturday at about 6.10pm, also uncovered a small amount of marijuana and drug utensils.

A 41-year-old man was questioned in relation to the discovered items.

He was offered a drug diversion program, and was subsequently charged.

Police allegedly located a fresh water crocodile at a Pialba address on July 28.
Police allegedly located a fresh water crocodile at a Pialba address on July 28. Contributed

Along with an on-the-spot $652 fine, the man was issued with an infringement notice for keeping or using an unlawfully taken protected animal.

 

Crocs south of the Boyne River

A map showing confirmed and reported sightings of crocodiles south of their accepted range.

 

- The original version of this story indicated the crocodile was discovered during a police drug raid. Instead The small amount of marijuana was found in the shed at the back of the property when police searched for the crocodile. 



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