An island from Northern Queensland (Australia) has recently been under the spotlight, as a giant crocodile was found there. But that’s not even the most shocking part, as the 14-foot-long animal was carrying inside itself the remains of a person.
The terrifying news is brought by Live Science, and the crocodile’s victim is believed to be Andrew Heard, a fisherman who went missing on Feb. 11.
Queensland Environment, a local government agency, stated:
The crocodile captured yesterday is believed to be the animal involved in the disappearance of a man,
The same source added:
Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time.
Andrew Heard was last seen several days ago when he left his yacht on Hinchinbrook Island, meaning close to the coast of northeastern Australia. His wife called the authorities when the man stopped responding to the radio.
Beware of the saltwater crocodile
The saltwater crocodile is known as the largest crocodile species, as it can reach even 7 meters in length.
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These terrifying creatures are also found in Queensland. There are 24 crocodilian species recognized on the planet. The term ‘crocodile’ is sometimes used to include alligators and caimans (the Alligatoridae family), the gharial and false gharial (the Gavialidae family), as well as all of the other living and fossil Crocodylomorpha.
When it comes to the crocodiles’ behavior, morphology, size, and ecology, they differ among species. However, there are plenty of similarities. All crocodiles are semiaquatic and will congregate in freshwater habitats like lakes, rivers, wetlands, and even in brackish water and saltwater.
Crocodiles live throughout the tropics in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Australia.