"I wanted to jump on it Steve Irwin style," he said. "But (the rangers) wouldn't let me."Perhaps they didn't want him to use unnecessary force.
A few months earlier Police at the same community shot dead a crocodile that was also found walking overland. On this occasion they stated that the crocodile had become aggressive and was attacking a fence. A fence which apparently was the barricade between the crocodile and the safety of the waterhole on the other side.