Crocs and snakes will ‘turn up in unexpected places’ after Queensland floods

Crocodiles and snakes are likely to turn up in “unexpected places” after flooding in northern parts of Queensland, the state’s Environment Department has warned in a posting on Facebook.

Crocodile country normally runs from north of the Boyne River and extends west to the border between Queensland and the Northern Territory  along the coast.

But the Department has warned that crocodiles can move further upstream during very high tides and periods of flooding into areas where they haven’t been seen before.

The alert adds that “just because you can’t see a crocodile doesn’t mean there isn’t one nearby.   Crocodiles can be very patient and stay under water, and unseen, for up to four hours without even a breath.”

Residents and visitors have also been warned that snakes are good swimmers and that they too may turn up in unexpected places.

But these reptiles are not the only creepy creatures that have been found outside their normal habitat as a a result of the torrential rains.

Video has emerged of an Australian tarantula flushed out of its burrow having to be rescued from the raging waters.


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