Croc arrested for chasing fishermen –

Croc arrested for chasing fishermen Published:  05 November, 2007

A crocodile, similar to the one pictured, was arrested in Australia

AN “aggressive” crocodile spent a night behind bars at a remote Australian police station after being “arrested” for having a go at a group of fishermen.

According to the Indian Times, the fisherman told police they were retrieving their vessel from a boat ramp at the Nhulunbuy Yacht Club in eastern Arnhem Land when they spotted the crocodile in the water on Thursday.

The aggressive animal then “had a go at them”, the fishermen were quoted as saying.

They alerted police in the small mining town on the Gove Peninsular east of Darwin and warnings were broadcast on local radio until the reptile was captured by wildlife officers in shallow water about 30m from the ramp.

The feisty animal was then put in the Nhulunbuy police station watch house for the night, police said, adding the reptile was to be released from its cell shortly and moved to a crocodile farm. is published by Special Publications. Special Publications also publish FISHupdate magazine, Fish Farmer, the Fish Industry Yearbook, the Scottish Seafood Processors Federation Diary, the Fish Farmer Handbook and a range of wallplanners.