Aggressive Croc Shot Dead After Killing Farm Animals
A salty that killed a horse and a cow, and suspected of savaging a pet dog, has been shot dead in Western Australia’s north.
Over the past six months, the 3.5-metre croc had made its way onto various properties near Kununurra and was aggressive towards livestock and people, wildlife authorities said.
A local vet said the crocodile recently killed a horse and savaged a cow that had to be put down.
It’s believed it also killed a pet dog.
The crocodile was also believed to have attacked and killed a domestic dog.
"We attempted to remove it from the shore with a grapple hook, but that was unsuccessful so we had to destroy the animal by shooting, which was our last management option," Parks and Wildlife officer Pete Carstairs told the ABC.
The Department of Parks and Wildlife district manager Bill Dempsey said it had been causing problems on properties close to the Kununurra township.
"While the Lower Ord is known to be a crocodile habitat ... this animal's aggressive behaviour posed a serious threat to human safety, which is why we destroyed it," he said.