An extraordinary moment, a saltwater crocodile grabs the catch of a fisherman from a riverbank – but is it all what it seems?
- Two tourists were beaten because they made a video of a crocodile stealing a fish
- Comments are of the opinion that fishermen dragged fish to lure the crocodile to the shore
- The crocodile also ate the fishing bait, many concerned for its well-being
- Viewers believe that the stunt can teach the crocodiles dangerous habits
Two Australian tourists are slammed online after posting images of a saltwater crocodile stealing a fish from their lines in the Northern Territory.
The viral footage of Cahills Crossing in Kakadu National Park shows a hungry crocodile racing out of the water at the popular fishing spot to rip a healthy barramundi out of a female fisherman's line on the river.
The woman rushing into the fish and a male fisherman approaching with a net are forced to flee, while the beast devours the catch before crawling back into the water.
& # 39; Croc certainly wanted Barra! Don't forget to be croc-wise in people from croc countries! & # 39; the mail is caption.
The post was widely shared on social media, with various commentators slamming the travelers and claiming that the entire stunt had been staged.
Viewers believe the group dragged the fish through the shallow water leading up to the video to trick the crocodile into running into the show.
The NT Crocodile Conservation & Protection Society was not convinced that the fish was stolen.
& # 39; I have definitely not tried to stop the crocodile from taking it, & # 39; is their post. & # 39; I literally got the crocodile on the slope and left the fish there in front of him! & # 39;
The NT Crocodile Conservation & Protection Society believes that this dramatic fishing moment (photo) was organized by the fisherman
& # 39; Oh and now the crocodile has a bait in its belly. & # 39;
Other users of social media commented on the welfare of the animal.
& # 39; Sad. People don't care about the crocodile that has to live with hooks in its gut & # 39 ;, is a comment.
Others said the stunt teaches the crocodile bad habits that can put fishermen and spectators in dangerous situations.
& # 39; It is a federal crime to interfere or feed with crocs, & # 39; the post of the NT Crocodile Conservation & Protection Society continues.
& # 39; What's worse is that these two idiots are teaching the croc if he comes up the slope while a fish is being caught, the fishermen will let him get it! & # 39;
& # 39; That's why you don't always fish in the same place, crocs are creatures of habit and know where they can get an easy meal & # 39 ;, a comment says.
& # 39; Watch your pets and your children! & # 39;
& # 39; You don't have to be stupid, but it certainly helps, & # 39; is another comment.
Commentators are concerned about the well-being of the crocodile after it had eaten a sharp metal lure together with the fish (photo) in the video
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