Massive crocodile stuns onlookers by popping up next to a ferry cable for several minutes before finally giving up and swimming under it
- Saltwater crocodile recently found itself next to a ferry cable in Queensland
- Witness said physically imposing crocodile was at least three metres in length
- Massive crocodile was spotted on the Daintree River in Far North Queensland
- Calls for activities such as jet skiing and kayaking to be banned on the River
A massive saltwater crocodile has shocked onlookers after popping up next to a ferry cable.
The imposing reptile, estimated to be at least three metres long, was spotted and filmed by locals next to the large cable on the Daintree River, in Far North Queensland.
At one stage, the crocodile’s head was clearly visible to shocked witnesses at the scene.
He eventually submerged back into the water below.
The saltwater crocodile (pictured above) shocked many after popping up next to a ferry cable in Queensland
The croc caught the eye of many stunned locals before submerging back into the water below
The crocodile was filmed by members of the QMAC Machinery as the ferry, carrying a number of vehicles, made its way back from the heritage listed Daintree Rainforest, according to the Courier Mail.
The spotting of the large ‘saltie’ increased calls for activities such as kayaking and jet skiing to be banned on the river.
The Daintree River is home to about 70 adult crocodiles, with the largest a male estimated to be five metres long.
Cindy Waldron was taken by a crocodile at Thornton Beach near Cape Tribulation, in north Queensland, in late May of 2016,
‘I started trying to punch, trying to hit, trying to fight and I was screaming,’ her best friend Leeann Mitchell told Sunday Night reporter Denham Hitchcock.
‘I was clawing onto [Cindy’s] arm, I was trying to get the other arm up to grab her, and then, she was gone.’
A few days later, a four-metre crocodile was located and killed. Inside were the remains of Ms Waldron.
In 2009, Jeremy Doble, 5, died when he was attacked by a large crocodile in a swamp also near Thornton Beach.
His older brother told police he saw a crocodile in the water moments after his sibling had disappeared.
Saltwater crocodiles (pictured above) are found in eastern India, south-east Asia and northern Australia (stock image)
Saltwater crocodiles: what you should know about the reptiles
*Scientific name: Crocodylus porosus
*Animal type: Reptile
*Average life span: 70 years
*Size: Up to 17 feet
*Weight: Up to 1000 pounds
*Location: Eastern India, South-east Asia and northern Australia
Source: National Geographic