Freshwater crocodile found in Umina
A one-metre-long freshwater crocodile has been found in the backyard of a Umina home.
The crocodile was removed by staff from the Australian Reptile Park, who identified it as an eight to10-year-old female freshwater crocodile, which appeared to be in good health.
The park staff believed that the crocodile was being kept illegally as a pet, "as freshwater crocodiles are not native to the Central Coast".
"We're asking for the owner to come forward or contact relevant wildlife authorities, if the crocodile belongs to a licensed reptile keeper."
Social media, 1 May 2023
Australian Reptile Park