Speared north Qld croc put down

A crocodile found in Queensland river with a metal arrow lodged in its spine has been euthanised.
A crocodile found in Queensland river with a metal arrow lodged in its spine has been euthanised.

A crocodile found in Queensland with a metal arrow lodged in its spine and stab marks to its neck has been euthanised.

The 3.5m crocodile was pulled from the Johnstone River at Innisfail, south of Cairns, following public concerns last week.

The environment department is appealing for information about how the animal sustained the injuries because it is an offence to harm or kill an estuarine crocodile with a maximum penalty of $30,026.

Australian Associated Press