Crocodile spotted off Seven Mile

The Department of Environment has confirmed that a four-to-six-foot crocodile has been sighted swimming off Seven Mile Beach.

Reports of sightings of a crocodile have abounded for several weeks, but DoE staff initially said the sightings were of sunfish.

However, Friday morning, off Royal Palms, beachgoers spotted the crocodile and called the department whose staff investigated and spotted the crocodile.

‘We had a report [Friday] morning of the crocodile in the vicinity of Royal Palms and that sighting has been confirmed,’ said Ronnie Dougal of the Department of Environment.

Asked if there were plans to catch or remove the crocodile, Mr. Dougal said: ‘We are leaving it alone. It’s protected by international law.’

He said that statistically crocodiles do not tend to attack people and were, by nature, quite shy.

Read more on this story in Monday’s Caymanian Compass…