An Australian tour guide crosses a river filled with 600 crocodiles every day to get to work – and the terrifying journey often leaves him fearing for his life.
David McMahon36, is head tour guide for Venture North Safaris in the Northern Territory, Australia.
“I have been guiding in northern Australia for over 15 years through some of the most remote and spectacular areas of the country,” he told FEMAIL.
One of David’s tours sees him crossing the East Alligator River at Cahill’s Crossing – a deadly journey that has claimed the lives of two people in the past.
“I don’t think it’s everyone’s idea of a commute to work – but things are a little different here in the Top End,” he said.
David McMahon, 36, is a chief tour guide in Australia’s Northern Territory.
He then shared a short clip showing nearly 15 crocodiles guarding his car.
“I’m crossing the mighty East Alligator River. They’re lined up as mullet and barramundi come up the crossing,” he said of the hungry crocodiles.
David explained that the disparity between the name and the creature was because English explorer Phillip Parker King could not distinguish alligators from crocodiles.
“It really is such a wild place,” David said, looking at the deadly reptiles.
He told FEMAIL: “There have been many times over the years when I have crossed this river with my heart in my mouth!
“The worst is at night, and there was one occasion where I had to wade through it very deep when the tide had stopped and before it started to rise again.
“As soon as I entered the water, the headlights went out and I had to cross blindly – knowing exactly what awaited me if I made a mistake.”
An Australian man has revealed his daily commute to work involves crossing a river filled with 600 crocodiles – and the terrifying journey often leaves him fearing for his life.
But despite the frequent dose of terror, David really loves his job.
“I love being able to share the beauty of northern Australia with guests from all over the world,” he said.
“It’s such a wild place here and there are fewer and fewer places like this on the planet.
“Spending so much time in the bush is a privilege that I never take for granted and honestly, I can’t pick a part of the job that I don’t enjoy,” he added.
The short clip shared by David showed almost 15 crocodiles monitoring his car
Many were shocked by David’s arduous moves and praised him for his courage.
“I would be so scared to do that – too close for comfort,” one woman said. ‘Of course, you!’
“My anxiety is through the roof watching this, you are so brave,” another added.
While others chose to combat their fear with humor.
“This is the road my father crossed every day on foot to get to school,” one wrote.
“At least you won’t get stuck in a traffic jam there,” said a second.