Waterways in the East Kimberley are home to both estuarine (saltwater) and freshwater crocodiles.
- Observe warning signs. The absence of a warning sign does not mean it is safe to swim or enter the water.
- Look out for crocodiles, especially when children and pets are near the water.
- Stand at least a few metres back from the water's edge when fishing.
- Estuarine crocodiles have no fear of humans and will swim towards small boats. Leave the area immediately if you see one.
- Don't lean over the edge of a boat or stand on logs overhanging the water.
- Don't paddle, clean fish and prepare food, or camp at the water's edge. Fill a bucket and do your chores at least 50 metres away. Don't return regularly to the same spot at the water's edge.
- Dispose of food scraps, fish offal and other wastes properly and away from your campsite.
- Don't feed crocodiles.
As a general guide, if an area has the potential to hide the elusive barramundi, it is also likely to be home to saltwater crocodiles.
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