Crocodile in the Northern Territory suddenly emerges from muddy water startling a man holding a stick and a piece of meat
- An animal harasser got too close for comfort
- I was putting on a show for tourists in NT
- A huge crocodile suddenly jumped out of the water.
An animal harasser was shocked when a giant crocodile leapt out of the murky waters inches from his leg as tourists watched.
Andy and Char were filming content for their travel channel as a Bushman put on a show near a stream in the Northern Territory on Monday.
After hitting the water with a stick to lure the dangerous animal, a larger crocodile suddenly emerged just long enough for the man to jump out of the way.
The couple uploaded a video of the incident online, warning their viewers to remain vigilant when near Australia’s notorious northern waters.
“This is your reminder to be careful with crocodiles in Northern Australia,” the caption read.
In the video, the NT local is seen talking casually to onlookers as he pummels some thickly muddy water with a stick in one hand and holds an entire leg of meat in the other.
Suddenly, a crocodile leaps open-mouthed, nearly grabbing the man’s ankle before he can retreat to safety: “They’re very slippery,” says the Bushman.
In the video, a territorial clearly used to handling crocodiles is seen having a casual discussion with onlookers while pummeling the thickly muddy water with a stick in one hand and a whole leg of meat in the other.
Suddenly, the crocodile appears with its mouth open, nearly grabbing the man’s ankle before he can retreat to safety.
“They’re very slippery,” he says as he watches those filming what could have been a horrifying scene.
“If you were standing there just unhooking the boat, you wouldn’t go with it (the crocodile).”
After taking a few steps back to regain control of the situation, he begins to pry the crocodile out of the water by slamming the meat onto the ground.
The crocodile slowly dances towards the meat before the video ends.
Those who commented on the video were stunned by what they had seen, with one sharing his own crocodile safety tip.
“I practice crocodiles – I stay at least 15,000 km away from Australia,” the person said.
“All fun and games until he learns your tricks and goes for you instead of the stick,” added another.
“As an Australian, I have learned to be wary of water,” said a third.
The Northern Territory government goes to great lengths to teach locals and visitors to never let their guard down near the water at the Top End.
Saltwater crocodiles are dangerous to people and pets. website says.
“You should always be aware of the risk of a saltwater crocodile attack in all Top End waterways.
It is never 100% safe to enter the water. Your personal safety is your responsibility.
Two weeks ago, a seven-foot-long saltwater crocodile mauled a man at a popular Top End swimming spot.
Around 80 people fled Wangi Falls, an hour south of Darwin in picturesque Litchfield National Park, after the crocodile latched on to a man in his 60s who was swimming.
An off-duty nurse treated the man’s superficial injuries and no one else was injured in the incident.
Andy and Char were filming content for their travel channel when the Bushman chased the crocodile out of a stream in the Northern Territory on Monday.
Two weeks ago, a man in his 60s was mauled by a two-meter-long saltwater crocodile at Wangi Falls, an hour south of Darwin in picturesque Litchfield National Park.