Seized croc snaps up South Coast refuge

Nick Shilko from Shoalhaven Zoo with the freshwater crocodile seized from a house in Wollongong.
Nick Shilko from Shoalhaven Zoo with the freshwater crocodile seized from a house in Wollongong.

Two men have been charged in relation to keeping a crocodile in a residential area.

The freshwater crocodile was taken from a property in Wollongong.

It is now at the Shoalhaven Zoo.

Zoo owner Nick Schilko said the one-metre long crock was in good condition.

“In NSW you can’t keep a crocodile in your yard, however you can in Victoria,” he said.

“We won’t be keeping this croc long term. We’ve got enough crocodiles and this one is a bit of a chainsaw.”

The owner of the crocodile and home owner will face court in August charged with possessing controlled and protected fauna. 

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