Maybe this was the fish that got away from the net fisherman shown in the previous post. I guess that it wouldn’t have remained on the beach for long – too many small scavengers like crabs living on the mud flats would have thought it a food bonanza – if one of the local ‘salties’ (crocodiles) didn’t snap it up first as a snack. Visitors to the seashore in Cairns are told not to gut fish on the beach or leave food around after barbecues and picnics because the food attracts crocodiles – which of course is dangerous as they are as likely to eat the people as the discarded fish remains!
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