3.5m croc cruises Broome beach

Robert DoughertyBroome Advertiser
A crocodile warning sign at Cable Beach.
Camera IconA crocodile warning sign at Cable Beach.

Part of Broome’s popular Cable Beach is expected to be reopened after a 3.5 metre crocodile was sighted in the area yesterday.

The reptile was seen swimming 300m off the Gantheaume Point beach at 3.40pm on Monday said Department of Parks and Wildlife West Kimberley district wildlife officer Peter Carstairs.

“The Shire of Broome closed Cable Beach as a precaution yesterday afternoon and it remains closed today, and Parks and Wildlife rangers have placed signage in the area,” he said.

“Department staff are conducting patrols today and will conduct night spotlighting around Cable Beach and surrounds.”

Mr Carstairs cautioned members of the public to remain vigilant around waterways and to report suspected crocodile sightings.

“We are urging members of the public to remain vigilant around waterways where crocodiles are known to occur,” he said.

“As soon as we receive a report we can take action to remove it as soon as possible”.

A Shire of Broome spokesman said provided there are no additional sightings the beach will be reopened on Wednesday.

Crocodile sightings can be reported to the Parks and Wildlife Broome office on 9195 5500.

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