Teenager is attacked by a huge 2.2m saltwater crocodile
- Crocodile attacked in a rural stream south of Darwin
- Teen ‘extremely lucky’ to have escaped
- She suffered minor injuries
A teenage girl narrowly escaped serious injury after being attacked by a large saltwater crocodile in the Northern Territory.
The 2.2-meter beast attacked the teenager in a rural stream south of Darwin.
He was “extremely lucky” to have escaped and suffered only minor injuries, the Department of Environment, Parks and Water Safety said.
“An alligator that size has the potential to cause serious, life-threatening injuries,” the department said in a statement.
A teenage girl narrowly escaped serious injury after being attacked by a large saltwater crocodile in the Northern Territory. The 2.2m beast attacked the teenager in a rural stream south of Darwin (crocodile shown)
‘This is a timely reminder to always be Crocwise.
“High water levels during the rainy season make it easy for crocodiles to move into areas undetected.
Crocodiles can inhabit any body of water in the Top End.
The Crocodile Management Team explained that they removed the alligator from the creek hours after the report was received.
They have removed more than 70 crocodiles from the area in recent years, some over 3 meters long.
The alligator management team explained that they removed the alligator from the creek hours after the report was received.
It comes after a wildlife expert urged governments to take action on a recent trend on social media of people deliberately placing themselves in crocodile habitats.
Mick Bender, a wildlife educator with Wildlife Unleashed, says he wants the government to introduce fines for people who deliberately enter places where crocodiles are common to discourage people from putting themselves in harm’s way.
The trend has emerged on social media apps like TikTok and Instagram, with people posting videos of themselves entering crocodile nesting grounds and waterways.
His warning comes after 37-year-old Alister MacPhee filmed himself walking into the water at a remote boat ramp in Cooktown, north Queensland, before a crocodile bit him on the leg and then attacked. and will kill his dog on February 22.
An influential far north Queensland fisherman, Daniel Colombini, recently came under fire after he was seen jumping off a 10-metre cliff into the crocodile-infested River Tully.
A video shows a man grabbing the tail of a resting crocodile in a small canal and has been viewed more than 1.3 million times in Tik Tok.
Other Tik Tok The video that has a similar amount of views shows a man on a boat antagonizing a nearby crocodile in what appears to be a wetsuit.
A video posted to TikTok by Queensland crabber Casey Eames shows a crocodile just three feet away from the back of his metal boat waiting for food to be thrown out the back.
Mr Eames told Daily Mail Australia in 2022 that people feeding crocodiles were incredibly dangerous as when they grow up they are likely to attack ships and kill people.
“Although it would be great to feed wild saltwater crocodiles, it’s foolish to do so because when they’re fully grown they’ll capsize a boat and kill someone,” he said.