Would you have seen this deadly crocodile? Fisherman's hair-raising warning after noticing 4.5 meters predator perfectly camouflaged in shallow creek
- The Australian Outback adventurer remembers frightening discoveries while spear fishing
- Andrew Ucles and girlfriend were initially unaware of the deadly danger lurking
- Upon closer examination of the shallow waters of the Daly River in NT, submerged 4.5 croc was revealed
- Experience has prompted Mr. Ucles to post chilling video online to alert others
An Australian fisherman has posted a hair-raising public warning after a frightening discovery on the banks of a river.
Andrew Ucles spearfish for barramundi with girlfriend Holly along the Daly River in the northwestern part of the Northern Territory when they suddenly realized that they had deadly company lurking in the shallow water just meters away.
& # 39; We were about to go to Barramundi here and guess what we saw, & # 39; says Mr Ucles in the video before zooming in on the 4.5-meter saltwater crocodile submerged in the neighborhood.
Can you see the deadly danger lurking near Andrew Ucles while looking for barramundi?
The huge predator was camouflaged among the tree trunks in the crystal clear water, waiting for its moment to jump up.
& # 39; They can be extremely sneaky and they hide in these shallow, shallow water bags. They are there and they are watching, & # 39; Mr. Ucles explains.
& # 39; That's a huge predator that could kill me pretty easily. So be careful where you stand in the water. & # 39;
The nature lover and conservationist from Wollongong, south of Sydney, posted his video on Facebook as a hair-raising warning to be vigilant near crocodile-infested waters, especially in the Top End.
The conservationist and his girlfriend did not initially know that they had company
There are 150,000 saltwater crocodiles and at least 100,000 freshwater crocodiles in Northern Australia, according to the NT government website.
& # 39; Saltwater crocodiles have been here for millions of years and that is because their existence depends on animals like us to be complacent and comfortable in THEIR environment & # 39 ;, Mr. Ucles wrote.
& # 39; It doesn't matter how clear the water is, it doesn't matter if it is a meter deep, it doesn't matter that you swam in the same place last year and everything was fine, what matters is when it pops up for you.
& # 39; Unfortunately there are not always croc-signs nearby … the best bet is wise and stay out of reach. & # 39;
A look under the crystal clear water surface was a horrible discovery (photo)
The video watched more than 350,000 times within 24 hours, along with thousands of responses and share promotions.
Mr Ugles later recalled how they encountered the horrible discovery.
& # 39; When I first approached the tree trunk, he could not be seen, I went back on the couch to grab my hand spear and when I came back, I noticed that he had moved in, probably from behind the tree trunk to the right. .. they are an ambush specialist, highly calculated and the most worrying thing is that he would have waited there all day for the right occasion, there is no time for a crocodile, & he placed in the reactions to the video.
The 4.5 m predator lurked just meters away from Holly & # 39; s girlfriend Holly (photo)
Mr. Ucles returned to the Northern Territory after he was recently the first documented man to cross the vastness of Arnhem Land.
He spent 42 days crossing the remote interior, traveled 586 km on foot and on the back of his horse.
He survived a diet of water buffalo, reed toads, wild pigs and fish.
& # 39; I love the Northern Territory. I have been to Arnhem Land before and that area is such a huge, almost mythical landscape. The danger of the place seemed very real and I wanted to overcome that fear & # 39 ;, said Mr. Ucles last month against Daily Mail Australia.
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