Angler’s mammoth lure - a 2m crocodile!

November 14th, 2007 - 2:49 am ICT by admin  
Stanley Leszczewicz reeled in the reptile at a Portsmith drain on Oct 24 not once but twice.

“It went for my line but I retrieved it. I didn’t want to hook on to him,” News.com.au quoted Leszczewicz, as saying.

He added that the well fed croc sat on the bank as onlookers gathered at the Fearnley St drain in the centre of Cairns city, before sliding back into the water.

“He’s well-fed this fella. He’s not shy,” he said.

According to eyewitnesses, when Leszczewicz showed the media how his accidental catch cropped up, the croc resurfaced and took his bait for a second time.

Workers said that another croc, as big as 3m, was often seen creeping around in the drain where children occasionally swam.

“That’s what’s going to happen here if children keep playing here. They should go to a swimming pool not swim in Fearnley Creek,” Leszczewicz warned.

A spokesman for the Cairns City Council said that the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service would be ordered to do away with the croc if it became a menace. (ANI)

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