Menu
News

Woman swims with croc: 'VBs dared me to do it'

Innisfail woman Shae Pasetti with the small crocodile.
Innisfail woman Shae Pasetti with the small crocodile.

TOURISTS come to the Far North to dive with Nemo, but it seems an increasing number of locals are choosing to dive with crocodiles instead.

An Innisfail woman has been snapped happily swimming alongside what appears to be an unhealthy freshwater crocodile.

The woman, Shae Pasetti, is photographed holding a drink and smiling while swimming next to the comparatively small reptile.

"The VBs made me do it," she wrote after the photos were shared to popular Facebook site Innisfail News and Views.

Some commenters suggested the crocodile appeared to have suffered an injury to its jaw.

The post has already attracted condemnation online with the Queensland Crocodile Conservation and Protection Society calling for Ms Pasetti to face penalties.

Shae Pasetti with the small crocodile.
Shae Pasetti with the small crocodile.

"This person should be fined," the group wrote on its Facebook page.

"When she gets bitten the poor animal will be removed."

The photos also come after Innisfail teen Lee de Paauw was attacked by a crocodile in the town's Johnstone River in an attempt to get a date from British backpacker Sophie Paterson.

It remains unclear whether the date ever eventuated.

The Cairns Post has attempted to contact Ms Pasetti.

Topics:  crocodiles editors picks innisfail north queensland

News Corp Australia


On the run for 23 years: Fugitive caught at Ballina

Ballina police stumbled across a fugitive of 23 years staying at a caravan park.

The 49-year-old man had been evading police for two decades

$100 vouchers to help pay for kids' sporting cost

ACTIVE KIDS: Casino West Public School girls defend against the onslaught of St Marys girls on the netball court at the primary school Beef Week Cup. Photo Samantha Elley/ Express Examiner

Financial incentive to sign kids up for sport and fitness activities

Local Partners