Halifax police were conducting a search of bushland near the Kangaroo Street beach houses in Lucinda on Sunday, September 14 when, too their amazement they saw what appeared to be a small crocodile cross the bush road some distance in front of their vehicle.
The reptile was seen only very briefly, crossed from the mangrove side of the roadway into bush on the opposite side.
Police were swift to conduct a search by foot of the area where the reptile was seen however nothing could be found.
Sergeant John Tantalo from Halifax Police said “It was only once we looked up overhead we spotted our suspect a very large goanna measuring some 2 metres, gauging from his position across the road as we could not see his head nor the end of its tail”.
This reminded us when searching to make sure we look up as well said Sergeant Tantalo
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