It's probably just as well Burke Shire Council is a pandemic declared region as there are some locals you'd definitely want to keep a good social distance away from.
This 2m saltie was spotted last week by helicopter and the video footage posted on the Burke Shire Council Facebook page.
"A trip down the Leichhardt River for the Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy - we spot a potential hazard!" was the caption on the video.
The croc was sunning itself on the bank when disturbed from the air and quickly made itself scarce in the water.
The journey was part of the state government funded QCoast2100 program to help communities prepare for coastal erosion and storm tide inundation which allows Gulf councils like Burke and Carpentaria to develop Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategies.
The funding enables an examination of the entire coastline of Carpentaria Shire and the southern coastline of the Gulf of Carpentaria - in particular Burketown as it is on a tidal waterway.
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