An 'iconic' crocodile has been shot in Alligator Creek, north of Rockhampton.
Queensland police are investigating the incident, which killed the 5.2m croc.
The penalty for killing the crocodile is $28,000.
Many have taken to social media to comment, some labelling the incident as a 'senseless waste of life'.
QLD Police urges the public to come forward if they have information.