The family of Benn from the city of Cairns was left devastated after their pet dog Indie was killed by a crocodile while they were on a morning walk in the Barron River.
The animal was a popular member of the family for almost 11 years. It was taken while the family was walking on the lower part of the bridge at the town of Kamerunga.
According to Alan Benn, the family’s grandsons had been asking where their pet dog, Indie, had been all their lives.
Upon waking up this morning, they were left devastated by the incident. In an earlier statement, his daughter Alia said the family had been traumatised and that the animal “just didn’t stand a chance”.
She was reportedly taken in one bite and was dragged into the water. Following the incident, the Benn family posted a warning sign on the river bank, which asked the authorities to take action against the crocodiles.
Alan said that kids often fish in the same area, and he believed that it was unnecessary to be concerned about bloody crocodiles.
The crocodile that was found in the river is believed to be around 2.4 meters long, and it will be rehomed at a zoo or farm.
The Benn family claims that the bigger crocodile took their pet dog
. Simon Booth from the Queensland Department of Science and Environment stated that they have information about a crocodile that has been targeted for removal.