A three-and-a-half metre long crocodile has been caught in a trap near Mossman, north of Cairns, in far north Queensland.

It is the second croc to be trapped at Saltwater Creek at Newell Beach in four weeks.

Rangers will recover the reptile today once tides allow access to the trap.

Environment Minister Andrew Powell says it is likely the animal will be offered to a crocodile farm or zoo.

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