Last Saturday, a massive surfing crocodile cleared a popular tourist beach in Western Australia.
The nearly 12-foot-long male crocodile spent the entire day lazing around in the knee-deep water of Broome’s Cable Beach, a vacation spot that attracts thousands of tourists every year.
Before being ordered to leave, beach goer Sharon Scoble was able to get some pictures of the surfing crocodile.
“He was a big boy – his head was huge,” said Scoble. “It would be all over red rover if he got one bite of you.”
The surfing crocodile didn’t attack anyone, but those who were at the scene said it was checking out people on the beach all day. On Sunday, the surfing crocodile decided to end its weekend surfing trip and head off for new ventures.
“He was a big boy – his head was huge,” said beach goer Sharon Scoble. “It would be all over red rover if he got one bite of you.”
Local wildlife officials said they saw the same crocodile Last December at a nearby state park. They plan to capture they surfing crocodile and relocate him to a wilderness park where he won’t be able to catch any waves.
This wasn’t the first dangerous aquatic Australian predator to make the news recently. Western Australia has been in headlines for the last two months for their controversial sharking culling program. The program was intended to reduce shark populations to protect swimmers and beach goers, but the program has been met with strong opposition from the public and wildlife advocacy groups.