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A four-metre crocodile seen by a fisherman near Stewart Island last week was spotted again early yesterday morning.

Environmental Protection Agency staff have warned residents to not swim in the waters near Garry's Anchorage until the crocodile is caught.

EPA spokesman Rob Allan said rangers had been patrolling the area near the south-west shore of Fraser Island since Saturday.

Mr Allan said crocodile sighting signs had been put up and EPA rangers would be placing traps in the area to try to capture the crocodile.

A local fisherman reported seeing a large saltwater crocodile circle his boat last week. He saw the animal on Thursday and Friday.

Yesterday the EPA received another report of a crocodile swimming in a creek south of Garry's Anchorage.

The EPA think it is the same crocodile seen last week.

Anyone who sees a crocodile should immediately contact the EPA Hotline on 1300 130 372.

- And please, take a photo and send it in to the Chronicle!