CROC ACTIVITY: Signs of possible crocodile activity have been spotted at the mouth of the Kolan River near Miara. Photo: contributed
CROC ACTIVITY: Signs of possible crocodile activity have been spotted at the mouth of the Kolan River near Miara. Photo: contributed contributed

Fisherman tells of croc imprint find on Kolan River

A CROCODILE imprint has been sighted on the banks on the Kolan River.

Bundaberg fisherman Darren Harris said he was travelling up a creek across from the Miara Caravan Park when he noticed the print.

"I was with my mate John, we were having a bit of a fish around in our tinnie - it was low tide," Mr Harris said.

"We were in a side creek on the Kolan River about half way up, just across from the - Miara - caravan park."

Mr Harris said he wanted to jump out and try and find the crocodile.

"But John wasn't keen," he said.

The man said he jumped out of the boat and snapped a photo of the print.

"I knew it was a croc, but I wanted proof that I'd seen it," Mr Harris said.

"I couldn't believe that we'd seen it but anything's possible with the floods."

The sighting follows another crocodile sighting 1km from the boat ramp at Moore Park Beach earlier this month and two confirmed sightings in Maryborough's Mary River this year.

But when the NewsMail sent Mr Harris photos to the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, which co-ordinates CrocWatch, it was quick to disagree.

"Wildlife rangers have examined the photographs and do not believe they depict a crocodile slide," the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection spokeswoman said.

"The Kolan River is south of the Boyne River and not part of known croc country."

The spokeswoman said all reports of crocodile sightings were investigated.

For a link to the full list of crocodile sightings, confirmed reports and crocodiles of concern click here.



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