Saltwater crocodiles are known to be the largest living reptiles in the world, with males reaching a weight of up to 1,000–1,500 kilograms (2,200–3,300 lb) and a length of 6 meters (20 ft). Wildlife officers in North Queensland, Australia, have successfully captured a 3.9 meter (12.8 foot) saltwater crocodile that had been terrorizing residents of the Herbert River for months.

Lawrence Perticato, who has lived on the river all his life, described the feeling of being on edge during the crocodile’s period of activity in the Herbert River. Despite his knowledge of crocodiles, he noticed that this particular one was behaving in a dangerous manner. The capture of the crocodile was a relief to both Lawrence and other residents who were affected by its presence along the river banks.

The crocodile, nicknamed Herbie, was captured and removed from the area with plans to transfer him to a crocodile farm or zoo in Townsville. The successful capture of the dangerous crocodile has ended months of fear and uncertainty experienced by residents of the Herbert River. The community can now breathe a sigh of relief knowing that the threat posed by the aggressive saltwater crocodile has been eliminated.

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