Pictured: Two huge saltwater crocodiles that were illegally shot and killed in the Northern Territory
- Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife posted a photo of two crocs illegally shot
- The caption to the posts states that offenders could be hit with fines or even jail
- Comments were mixed, some saying it was cruel and others they are a danger
Published: 03:01 EDT, 14 August 2019 | Updated: 03:01 EDT, 14 August 2019
Two huge saltwater crocodiles have been illegally shot and killed in the Northern Territory.
Pictures of the crocodiles were posted to the Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife Facebook page on Wednesday.
‘Our crocodile management team has been notified about two crocodiles illegally shot and killed on the Adelaide River and will be investigating the situation,’ the caption to the post reads.
Two huge saltwater crocodiles have been discovered shot and killed illegally in the Northern Territory
Pictures of the crocodiles were posted by Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife on Wednesday
‘Offenders face fines of up to $77,500 or five years jail. If you know of or suspect you know who may be involved, please call 0401 115 702.’
Comments on the post were mixed with some saying the animals should have been left alone and others saying they were a danger.
‘They didn’t look big enough to be of threat to anyone,’ one commenter said.
‘Unless they’re having a go leave them alone,’ another said.
‘Cant say I’m sad to see this it will keep happening more and more as the numbers are allowed to explode,’ a third argued.
Huge fines apply to those who illegally shoot crocodiles in the Northern Territory