For the third time in as many months a crocodile has been found decapitated in northern Queensland.
The three-metre saltwater crocodile was found near the Gulf of Carpentaria town of Karumba, after similar incidents in Mount Isa and Innisfail in August.
(Via Facebook) Whoever is doing this is taking the head but not the hide. Which is weird, because crocodile hide is valuable on its own and saltwater crocodiles are a protected species in Australia (that, alas, makes the hides worth even more on the black market). It’s still probably poachers, but somebody put it on a Call of Cthulhu Facebook page for the same reason that I’m putting it here: the adventure scenario practically writes itself.