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Logan River Crocodile

by Craig & Kate, over 2 years ago

The river was home to an unusual visitor in the early 1900s. Following repeated reports of an 'alligator' in the river, one was shot in June 1905. The crocodile was first shot by Charlie Gottch in the river opposite his property which was located between Melliodora Road and the River Glen Village. The injured crocodile travelled upstream to Logan Village to the old ferry landing, where it was dragged from the river and skinned. The skin adorned the Logan Village school walls for many years. The prospect of further crocodiles did not deter the local children from swimming in the river.

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