Justice for Giant Crocodile Found Shot in the Head

Target: Ian Stewart, Queensland Police Commissioner, Australia

Goal: Find and punish the person who allegedly shot a massive crocodile, leaving a “power vacuum” in the river ecosystem.

A manhunt is underway for a person who is believed to have shot and killed a massive saltwater crocodile in Queensland. The crocodile was over 17 feet in length and may have been nearly 100 years old, according to experts. The crocodile was also likely the dominant male in the region, and in his absence, younger crocodiles in the area may now behave more aggressively as a result of this “power vacuum.”

Saltwater crocodiles are the world’s largest reptiles and are protected under Australian law after hunters nearly brought this species to extinction in the 1970s and 1980s. If the individual responsible is apprehended, he or she could face stiff fines and spend up to three years in jail, especially for having shot such an “iconic” reptile like this dominant male, who is believed to be the largest crocodile seen in the region in nearly 30 years.

The killing of this giant crocodile was both cruel and unnecessary, and it may result in people being placed in harm’s way if other crocodiles behave more aggressively as a result. Sign this petition to urge the Queensland Police to do everything within their power to ensure that the person responsible is brought to justice.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Commissioner Stewart,

A giant saltwater crocodile was shot in the Fitzroy River near Rockhampton. Locals claim that the 17 foot long male was the largest crocodile they had seen in two or three decades, while experts say that this individual was likely a dominant male who may have been nearly 100 years old. The loss of this iconic creature is a tragedy, and it may provoke more aggressive behavior in other male crocodiles in the area as they position themselves for dominance.

It is illegal to kill any saltwater crocodile without the proper authority, and this killing was completely unjustified. We, the undersigned, strongly urge you to make use of all available resources to ensure that whoever is responsible be found before more crocodiles or other wildlife can be harmed.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Parks Australia

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3 Comments

  1. Candy Niewinski says:

    I seriously don’t understand people anymore, why did they feel it was necessary to do this? I hope they get caught and rot!

  2. Such a crime!!!! Please do all that can be done to catch the lowlife that shot this crocodile….a slap on the wrist will not do as punishment….a good stiff fine and a long time in the klinker and no more firearms for the killer !!!!!!

  3. When this POS is caught it must be put away for years-not months but years!

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