10:55 GMT27 February 2021
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    The giant reptile was found near the upended boat of a missing fisherman, who is now believed to be the croc's victim.

    Australian authorities have captured and killed a four-metre crocodile that allegedly murdered a fisherman in northern Queensland.

    "Officers have humanely euthanised the animal and it has been transported back to the mainland", a statement from the Department of Environment and Science (DES) said.

    A necropsy will be conducted on the animal to determine if it was responsible for the incident.

    The reptile's alleged victim, 69-year-old Andrew Heard, disappeared earlier this week after going fishing in a creek on Hinchinbrook Island.

    After a long search, Heard's boat was found in Gayundah Creek, damaged and turned upside down. According to DES, it was "highly likely" a result of a crocodile attack. Later on Friday, the remains, believed to be those of the missing man, were found.

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