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4WD ploughs through Cahills Crossing in Kakadu surrounded by crocodiles

Brave or crazy? 4WD attempts infamous river crossing even as many giant crocodiles block the path

  • Images resurface of the 4WD driver’s daring venture across crocodile-infested waters
  • Filmed at Cahills Crossing near Kakadu in the NT, home to over 120 crocodiles
  • At least five people have been killed in crocodile attacks on infamous tourist spot

Terrifying footage has surfaced of a 4WD embarking on a treacherous journey across an infamous river crossing, surrounded by at least half a dozen crocodiles in outback Australia.

The video, filmed at Cahills Crossing in Kakadu in the Northern Territory, was originally posted on TikTok nearly two years ago and is still doing the rounds on social media with more than 1.4 million views.

The viral clip shows the driver trying his luck by plowing across the underwater crossing and appearing unfazed by up to six saltwater crocodiles blocking the path.

The driver politely stopped several times to make way for the predators before making it safely to the other side without incident.

Visitors and locals can be spotted in the background as they keep a close eye on the driver’s risky journey.

This driver's face-to-face encounter with crocodiles at Cahills Crossing is going viral on social media

This driver’s face-to-face encounter with crocodiles at Cahills Crossing is going viral on social media

The drivers are among hundreds who have risked their lives driving home across the crossing to as many as 120 crocodiles.

Cahills Crossing is only a few meters wide, but it is known as one of the most dangerous bodies of water in Australia.

It is one of the best and most infamous places to see crocodiles in action, attracting thousands of tourists every year outside the rainy season.

The best time to see them is between July and November.

‘Kakadu’s fiercest predators and the world’s largest reptiles gather in great numbers around this causeway to feed on mullet and barramundi as the tide pushes in and over the road leading to Arnhem Land,’ says Kakadu National Park’s website .

‘The density of crocodiles increases dramatically during this period, all in proportion to the biomass of fish or prey. With plenty of fish available around the crossing, a staggering number of crocodiles can coexist, albeit with respect for pecking order.

‘Big tides push muddy water and much harder upstream and across the causeway, providing the best setting for a once-in-a-lifetime wildlife experience.’

The causeway is closed during the wet season from October to April.

At least five people have been killed in attacks by crocodiles while crossing the river.

A 47-year-old local man was killed five years ago by a 3.3-meter crocodile while walking across the river.

The most famous fatal accident occurred in 1987 when 40-year-old Kerry McLoughlin was beheaded by a crocodile while on a fishing trip.

He was fishing in the river with his son when he fell into the water.

He threw a beer can at a voracious 5.1-meter-long crocodile as it approached him, but was unable to escape along the riverbank, with the animal knocking him down and beheading him.

The 4WD driver made it to the other side of the crocodile-infested crosswalk without incident

The 4WD driver made it to the other side of the crocodile-infested crosswalk without incident

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