Would you like a bite to eat? Wild moment when a hungry crocodile snarls at a rival reptile as the giant beasts battle it out for a food for shocked tourists
- “Handy” the crocodile tried to steal food from “Turbo” in the Adelaide River in the NT
- Tourists on the Jumping Crocodile Tour were shocked to see the reptile rumbling
- Handy ‘the crocodile turned’ Turbo ‘over and crunched on his stomach
- Skipper Steven Pitkin revealed that Nifty has a reputation for being a ‘big bully’
You should never smile at a crocodile, but trying to steal its lunch might be an even worse idea.
Tourists on a river cruise in Australia’s Northern Territory captured the moment when two hungry crocodiles were fed a tasty treat.
A three-meter-long crocodile named Turbo swam close to the boat on the Adelaide River on Wednesday, March 24.
A tour operator from the Queen Jumping Crocodile Tour dangled a piece of meat from a rope and pole when the feed display took a sudden turn.
A five and a half meter crocodile named Nifty suddenly burst out of the murky water with its jaw wide open and bit at the other beast.
A river cruise took a gruesome turn after tourists witnessed two crocodiles attack each other on the Adelaide River in the Northern Territory
The powerful Nifty put the Turbo on his back and clutched his stomach, throwing it around viciously.
Skipper Steven Pitkin said the ambush came as a surprise to everyone on board because ‘we didn’t know Nifty was around’.
Turbo has had a tough life. When he was about 1 meter in the early 2000s, he had to be rescued after a fisherman tried to catch him and put zippers around his jaw, ‘he said. NT News
Very sad, but little Turbo is a fighter and even showed up that afternoon with a few scars in battle, but he was still alive.
Pitkin revealed that Nifty has a reputation for attacking other crocodiles.
“Nifty is a big bully, knows he’s a big boss, and it’s not the first time he’s thrown another crocodile around.”
The powerful Nifty put the Turbo on his back and clutched his stomach, throwing it around viciously
WA tourist Emilia Hemsley, who also filmed the shocking attack, said she was lucky enough to get the fight into action.
“This meeting was with one of the first crocodiles we saw on the tour,” said Ms. Hemsley.
Mrs. Hemsley confirmed that Turbo was able to escape and swim away after the attack.