Man who shot massive 5.2 METRE croc faces $28,000 fine

The man charged with killing a huge crocodile in the Fitzroy River has faced court in Rockhamption charged with unlawfully taking a protected animal.Luke Stephen Orchard, 31, was arrested after police executed two search warrants at his Etna Creek home and seized a number of firearms on December 21.The male crocodile was found with multiple bullet wounds, including one fatal shot to the head, in late September 2017.  Luke Stephen Orchard, 31, fronted Rockhampton Magistrates Court early o...