This dugong was mistaken for a croc at Pialba beach in September.
This dugong was mistaken for a croc at Pialba beach in September. Robyne Cuerel

Somebody call Specsavers: dugong mistaken for croc

PEOPLE enjoying Sunday at The Bayswater Hotel in Hervey Bay got a shock when they thought they spotted a crocodile at the beach across the road.

Hervey Bay Surf Life Saving came to the rescue, going out on the water to further investigate.

It was revealed the animal was in fact a dugong, who sources say regularly visited that patch of the Esplanade.