Water hazards are taken very seriously at a Far Northern golf course, but an educational approach is taken to crocodile safety, rather than any drastic action.
A 3m-3.5m long saltie was photographed basking on the banks of the irrigation lake next to the 18th fairway last Sunday, but it is likely to remain part of the scenery as it is in its natural habitat.
Club manager Geoff Peard said, while the croc showed no interest in venturing close to the course, extra steps were taken to educate their guests and visitors about potential risks posed by the animals.
“We’ve got stickers on buggies, there’s signage all over the back nine — which is where the crocs are,” he said.
“We have brochures in the pro shop, and our golf porters always give advice (to players) before they go off in the carts to tell them that under no circumstances, do you go near the water.”
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