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    Community catches huge croc that wandered up a suburban street and sunbaked in a backyard

    A large crocodile wandered the streets of Karumba and sunbaked in a backyard before being corralled in a makeshift compound using wheelie bins and hay bales.


    It doesn't get anymore Tropical North Queensland than this.

    The community in Karumba had a more memorable New Year's Eve than most when a massive crocodile swaggered up a suburban street and into a backyard for a spot of sunbaking yesterday.

    For more than two hours, the 3 1/2 metre croc soaked up some rays before exiting the yard via the front yard, where it stayed for the rest of the day.

    According to police:

    "Officers and locals initially orchestrated a line of wheelie bins in an attempt to funnel him back towards the water but it became clear he wasn’t keen to move. Perhaps due to a broken navi-gator?

    "Officers then made the large scale decision to box him in with hay bales and contain him until wildlife experts from Cairns arrived to relocate him."