I just got back on line.
I have been a little bemused by all the media hysteria over this crock. I reckon he has probably been there or at least in the Mary River system for a very long time. he has never bothered anybody that I am aware of and just gone about his business of being a crock. Nobody swims in the Mary (salt water section) anyway.
What really worries me is it proliferation of large whaler, or bull sharks in the rivers round here. These buggers are proven man eaters and there are thousands of them in the Burrum and Mary river systems, yet there is not a peep in the media about them. I have been paddling and fishing the rivers round here since 1982 and have never seen a crock or even signs of them in the mud. I see big sharks nearly every time I go paddling now.
end of rant, sorry.
Now, I'm not saying we invoke capital punishment for Stupidity. But how about we just take all the warning labels off everything, and let nature sort itself out?"