Crocodile bites man’s feet as he sleeps on a Queensland beach
A 65-year-old man has been bitten on the foot by a crocodile on a Queensland beach.
The incident happened in Newell Beach on Tuesday, and the man is said to require treatment for a minor injury, according to the Department of Environment and Science (DES).
The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service will investigate and game wardens visiting the area will confirm if the crocodile is in the vicinity.
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The man did not inform DES of the incident.
The DES reminds the public to report all crocodile sightings.
The DES examines all crocodile sighting reports it receives.
Newell Beach, in far north Queensland, is a popular spot among locals despite its reputation as well-known crocodile country.
Everyone is urged to be “crocwise” in the area and expect crocodiles in all waters, even though there are no warning signs.
Crocodiles are also known to swim in the ocean and people are urged to be extra careful near the water at night.
https://7news.com.au/news/qld/crocodile-bites-man-on-the-feet-while-sleeping-on-a-queensland-beach-c-10264342 Crocodile bites man’s feet as he sleeps on a Queensland beach