Dogs safe after rogue crocodile captured
The 4.43m beast was trapped at Daly River community, 225km south of Darwin, the Northern Territory News reports.
One man saw the "big black" croc under a mango tree in his backyard one night last week.
Community police officer Mark Casey said the station had nine reports of dogs being taken in a month.
"Crocs are an ever-present danger but you don't see them," he said.
"They can sit for days on end on the other side of the river and watch you go fishing off the same log or rock - that's how they hunt.
"Next thing you know, bang, the dog's gone."
The saltie drew closer to the settlement of 500 people when the wet season river levels dropped, also snatching wallabies before it was captured on Tuesday.
Mr Casey said there were two more big crocs and a small one still on the loose near Daly River, or Nauiyu.
"They will prey on anything," he said.
"I went down today and a woman and five young kids were fishing on the rock bar.
"It gets me worried."
Source: Herald Sun