From news.com.au A FEISTY crocodile spent the night behind bars at the cop shop in a remote Northern Territory mining town after it "had a go" at some fishermen. The reptile was to be released from its cell today and moved to a crocodile farm near Nhulunbuy, on the Gove Peninsula. Local radio had warned residents to be on the lookout for the 2.4-metre crocodile after a run-in with a group of recreational anglers. The fisherman told police they were retrieving their vessel from the boat ramp at the Nhulunbuy Yacht Club when they spotted the crocodile in the water about 4.30pm (CST) yesterday. They said the aggressive animal then "had a go at them". Police and Parks and Wildlife officers found the crocodile in shallow water about 30 metres from the ramp. They postponed attempts to capture it until after dark, when the reptiles are easier to spot, police said, and yacht club patrons were warned. A boat was launched and, after several failed attempts, the officers succeeded in capturing the croc about 10pm last night. It was put in the Nhulunbuy police station watch house for the night, police said.