The crocodile reportedly bit a 38-year-old girl within the leg on Monday whereas she was swimming in Butler Cove, Lake Argyle, an space that’s residence to freshwater crocodiles.
The girl is in a secure situation, Western Australia Health confirmed.
9News understands the girl was taken to Kununurra Hospital earlier than being transported to Broome Hospital.
She sustained “serious leg injuries” within the unprovoked assault.
A Department of Biodiversity and Conservation (DBCA) spokesperson stated workers noticed a freshwater crocodile as much as 2.5m in size within the space yesterday.
“Both the behaviour of a crocodile approaching the boat and the events of the previous day is consistent with what staff would identify as a problem animal,” the spokesperson stated.
Wildlife authorities have since “destroyed” the reptile to “ensure public safety”.
The DBCA spokesperson added the world is residence to a big inhabitants of freshwater crocodiles however they are not often aggressive except fed or interacted with.
“While not usually considered to be dangerous, animals have the potential to inflict serious injuries,” the DBCA spokesperson stated.
“The public is reminded not to feed or approach wildlife while recreating in the Kimberley.”