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Crocodiles latest danger for Australian flood towns

14:15, Monday, 12 March, 2018
Crocodiles latest danger for Australian flood towns

Receding floodwaters in the northern Australian state of Queensland have revealed a new danger - crocodiles.

The unwelcome visitors have made their way into the town of Ingham towards the country's north-east tip, according to several residents' photos posted on social media, after four days of torrential rain broke river banks, covered pastureland and cut off towns.

Toby Millyard, crocodile researcher at Australia Zoo in Queensland, said the reptiles were known to use flood waters in the region to travel to different areas and search for food.

"Some crocodiles love it when it rains and they use the water's currents to travel; they're very smart animals,"Millyard said in a phone interview.

"But they're very easy to stay away from. As long as you're not in the water or standing by the edge, then you should be fine."

Crocodiles latest danger for Australian flood towns
Crocodiles latest danger for Australian flood towns
Crocodiles latest danger for Australian flood towns
Crocodiles latest danger for Australian flood towns
Crocodiles latest danger for Australian flood towns
Crocodiles latest danger for Australian flood towns
Crocodiles latest danger for Australian flood towns
Crocodiles latest danger for Australian flood towns
Crocodiles latest danger for Australian flood towns
Crocodiles latest danger for Australian flood towns
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