Croc found in Murray River

Mystery: A dead, skinned freshwater crocodile has been found in the Murray River near Barham, NSW (image: Facebook).

A FRESHWATER crocodile has been found in the Murray River near the New South Wales-Victoria border, thousands of kilometres south of home.

According to an article on the ABC website, Gold Coast electrician Brent Lodge was back home visiting friends and family in Barham, in south-western New South Wales, on the Victorian border, and went fishing on the Murray River with his father on Sunday afternoon.

He said the crocodile was about 1.8 metres long, swirling past his boat surrounded by rubbish. At first he thought it was a log, or “a big dead Murray cod” before realising it was a freshwater crocodile when he picked it up by the tail and hauled it in.

“Number one, they don’t even belong in the Murray River, as far as I know; I’ve never seen anything like it,” Brent said.

“It’s got a hook in its mouth, it actually looks like it’s been skinned, so I don’t know what’s going on there.”

Mr Lodge said he left the crocodile on the riverbank.

You can read the full story HERE.

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