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Crocodiles pose a risk to the safety of people and animals. Crocodiles need to be managed in such a way that residents and visitors to Palmerston, feel safe. Crocodiles are protected wildlife as defined by the Territory Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act 2014 and as such Council is prohibited from catching or killing the animal.
If residents do sight any crocodiles in the Palmerston area they should report them to the Crocodile Management Team on 8983 2475.
For more information visit: https://nt.gov.au/emergency/community-safety/crocodile-capture-and-management
COMMUNITY NOTICE: 4 December 2017
Council has been advised that a crocodile may currently be occupying lake 9 in Durack (this lake is visible from De Courcy Place). The Crocodile Management Team has been informed and will be spotlighting the area tonight. Signs are currently being posted.
Residents are urged to be 'croc wise', stay away from the water’s edge and not to allow dogs to swim in the lake. If residents do sight any crocodiles in the Palmerston area they should report them to the Crocodile Management Team on 8983 2475.
UPDATE: 5 December 2017
The Crocodile Management Team spotted a fresh water crocodile, approximately 1m in length, during spotlighting at Lake 9 in Durack last night. A trap will be installed in the lake today, warning signs will remain in place.
UPDATE: 20 December 2017
Warning signs and a trap remain in place as the Crocodile Management Team continue to monitor the lake. The fresh water crocodile is approximately 1m in length.