Big croc lurks in Queenslands river – but Bufords seen bigger

A PASTOR says he has evidence that an eight-metre croc lurks in a river in Queensland.

Pastor Elton Thompson said he took pictures of slide marks from the crocodile last Wednesday on the Norman River at Normanton.

“I haven’t actually seen the crocodile but it was the slide marks that was left behind,” Pastor Thompson said.

He said he took his measuring tape down to the bank.

It’s paw imprint spanned 25cm, and some claw marks went into the mud 2.5cm deep.

It measured one metre between its two back feet.

“We’re predicting the croc is 1.5m to 2m two metres across its girth,” he said.

“There’s a possibility that the croc is eight metres.”

Normanton is famous for its love affair with crocs.

An 8.64m alleged replica of a croc shot in the area in the 1950s sits proudly on the town’s main street.

Pastor Thompson said the latest find is just as big.

“It’s a big croc,” he said.

“A few people have seen it in water. They’re all saying it’s about that size, if not bigger. It’s pretty much the biggest croc they’ve ever seen.”

Crocodiles are regularly seen in the Gulf country and Pastor Thompson said locals aren’t spooked.

“It doesn’t bother anyone. There are crocs in the rivers up here everywhere. It is part of the country.”

Buford Balony says: That ain’t big, I once shot a muskrat that was 13 metres long…now that’s big.

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