• chrissummers06

Help! He's under my house!

This year has really been putting our “on call 24/7” statement to the test! Lots of late nights, middle of nights, and early morning rescue calls.

This 10ft fella took up residence under a home at 3am this morning, and with him showing no signs of moving off on his own by 4am we had to intervene and get him off the property and back into the closest canal.

So why did this happen? What makes a croc crawl under an occupied building and stay there?

Crocs love caves. They love to dig them and they love to be in them. A slightly raised house is like a ready made cave to a croc with the added bonus of being on land, and there’s no digging required. They feel very secure under there, it’s dark, and sheltered and they can move freely. However it’s not the safest situation for residents, pets, or the croc himself.

So what can be done to prevent scenarios like this?

Fence off your property (this house usually has fencing but is under going renovations). Simple fencing will deny crocs access. Or if you can’t afford fencing, simply barricade the sides of the house with lattice or even pallets which can be scavenged from around town.

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