Crikey! Crocodile allegedly found during search warrant
POLICE were left feeling snappy after a freshwater crocodile was allegedly discovered at a Pialba home during a search warrant.
Officers found the baby-sized critter inside a fish tank in a shed at the rear of the St Andrews Dr home.
The search warrant, executed on Saturday at about 6.10pm, also uncovered a small amount of marijuana and drug utensils.
A 41-year-old man was questioned in relation to the discovered items.
He was offered a drug diversion program, and was subsequently charged.
Along with an on-the-spot $652 fine, the man was issued with an infringement notice for keeping or using an unlawfully taken protected animal.
Crocs south of the Boyne River
A map showing confirmed and reported sightings of crocodiles south of their accepted range.
- The original version of this story indicated the crocodile was discovered during a police drug raid. Instead The small amount of marijuana was found in the shed at the back of the property when police searched for the crocodile.