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Crocodiles?

Baltimore, MD
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Crocodiles?

Hi-- We'll be in Trinity Beach in June, maybe July of 2008. Husband, wife, 7 y.o. boy and 5 y.o. girl. We hope to swim and snorkel--- what's this someone posted about crocodiles? Yikes.

Thanks, Latie

South Pole
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1. Re: Crocodiles?

no problem with crocodiles at trinity beach.....the sharks have eaten them all.

Baltimore, MD
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2. Re: Crocodiles?

Oh thank goodness! And I bet the pirannhae keep the sharks in line!

~Latie

Really, do people ever dare use the beach?

South Pole
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3. Re: Crocodiles?

seriously, crocodiles live in the waters of north queensland. however the probability of coming up against one around cairns is highly unlikely.

but it does happen.

then the authorities will most likely know and beaches can be closed.

Townsville...
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4. Re: Crocodiles?

Crocs do turn up on populated beaches but usually seen early morning late arvo when no-one is around. If you go near them (and you wouldn't just in case) they normally scuttle into the water. However, if you go swimming in their home patch (creeks and rivers) be prepared for a decent fight.

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5. Re: Crocodiles?

Well, a 3 metre croc turned up inside the stinger enclosure at Trinity Beach at the weekend. A long time resident thought it was a log until she saw its eyes!

Luckily it didn't appear to be hungry. The stinger enclosure had to be dismantled to let it escape.

Now I understand why some locals told us they don't swim there when the water is murky.

Brisbane, Australia
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6. Re: Crocodiles?

3 metre, just a baby.

Adelaide, Australia
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7. Re: Crocodiles?

Hi Latie,

Yes, there is always the possibility of crocs being around - they live there - but the chances of a direct encounter with one are pretty rare. The stinger nets probably won't be out when you are there - stinger season generally runs from November through March/April. Beaches are still patrolled and if a cros has been sighted a yellow warning sign will appear on the beach and stay there for 72 hours from the last sighting of the croc. You do not need to be considered, just informed and aware. You will not be snorkelling off the beach (no reef), you have to go out to the reef by boat.

Locks Heath...
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8. Re: Crocodiles?

Hi Latie,

My gang and I ( 6 of us in total )are going to stay at Trinity Beach in May, and we will probably scare off any crocs by the time you get there.

Seriously we have stayed in this area before and never saw anything to be worried about, it is paradise and you will all love it , just as we do.

Dave , Julie and Gang

rotherham
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9. Re: Crocodiles?

There are crocs in the far north and yes one was spotted at trinity beach but to put things in to perspective you have got more chance of being hit on the head from a falling coconut than you have of even seeing a croc.Trinity is the best swimming beach in Cairns and the most beautiful too. the water will be a cool 26 degrees c in July though.All crocs are back in the creeks June July August and no stingers about either. totaly safe I can assure you.

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