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Crocs removed from public waterways

AAP logoAAP 15/10/2016

The Queensland government has removed 65 crocodiles due to safety concerns this year.

Environment minister Dr Steven Miles said the removals were mostly from the Cairns area and the government's management plan targeted crocodiles that were aggressive or more than two metres long.

The number of crocs removed is up from 37 in 2015 and 62 in 2014.

But Dr Miles said the number of removals did not mean there were more crocodiles in public waterways.

"The figures could simply reflect an increase in the number of reported sightings received, weather and breeding patterns," he said.

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