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WATCH: Feeding croc becomes social media star

A LARGE saltwater crocodile has been taste testing on camera by Cardwell's jetty, becoming the star of a Facebook video nearing 200,000 views.

Kate Rogers who is visiting from Darwin took the video yesterday at 6.30am and has since received over 1400 comments and 3500 shares on the feisty footage.

Almost two minutes in length, Ms Rogers captured a large saltwater crocodile by the Cardwell jetty, coming in for a feed on what appears to be a giant Queensland grouper.

"I actually just wondered down because I saw the huge dead fish," she said.

"There was a small crowd who spotted the crocodile, all the way out by the end of the jetty as it was coming in."

Ms Rogers said the crocodile headed straight for the grouper.

"He must have smelled it from all the way out," she said.

"He didn't actually eat it, although he sure tried.

"Maybe he didn't like the taste, but he left it where the video ended."

Hailing from Darwin, Ms Rogers said she is no stranger to croc infested waters, although she had never seen one on the beach and in such proximity.

After speaking with the locals on the scene, Ms Rogers said everyone seemed to know who the crocodile was.

"Apparently he's a regular," she said.

The number of views on her video has stunned Ms Rogers who said she only put it online as other local witnesses requested it at the time.

"They asked me to put it on Facebook and my cousin from Cardwell put it on a local page and that was it.

"I didn't expect it to get that reaction."

Ms Rogers is in Cardwell for another week and says she will not be swimming by the jetty.

"You get to know where the crocodiles are and you just don't go in the water," she said.

"People just need to be wary of crocs and everyone knows they are there."

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