VIDEO: 'Huge' pig makes for perfect meal for 4.5m croc

CONSTANT Creek near Seaforth is a hotspot for crocodiles at the moment, with some fishermen reporting salties up to 4.5m long lazing in the sun on mud banks to escape the colder weather.

Damo Agius posted a video to the Mackay Fishing Facebook page tonight of a crocodile sliding into the water when he and some mates were out fishing this afternoon.

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"We saw it earlier today at Constant Creek around 3.30pm, was about 350 metres up stream from the boat ramp," Damo said.

"I was with my friends Brendan and Mikaela. We estimate the croc was around 11-12 foot (about 3.5m)."

When pulling in his crab pot 20 metres upstream from the croc, Damo couldn't believe it when a huge pig came up with it.

A dead pig was pulled up in a crab pot, the work of a big croc in Constant Creek.
A dead pig was pulled up in a crab pot, the work of a big croc in Constant Creek.

He believes the croc had dragged the pig into the water to marinate it a bit for an afternoon snack.

"It got the adrenaline running that's for sure, but was pretty safe in my mate's 5m tinny," he said.

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Damo said he's been fishing in Constant Creek for years and hadn't seen many before today.

"We saw four today," he said, adding his mate's boat had a quiet motor so the crocs "didn't spook".

Ben Barker snapped this photo at Constant Creek of a huge male croc he estimates to be
Ben Barker snapped this photo at Constant Creek of a huge male croc he estimates to be "4-4.5m long" with a smaller female nearby.

Ben Barker has seen a lot of crocodiles around the region lately, including one in Reliance Creek closer to town.

"We saw three last week when we went (and fished at Constant Creek)," Ben said.

"There was a big one, we think about 4-4.5 metres, and we think the smaller one is a female."

Ben said croc sightings were pretty common around this time of year.

"I don't fish Constant much but you will definitely see more in the colder months as they go onto the mud to warm up," he said.


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