Check Out This Fisherman’s Close Encounter With A Salt Water Crocodile
For most fisherman the probability of a crocodile leaping from the depths of the water to snatch what you have caught are almost nothing, but Australia has a reputation to uphold. Two fishermen were doing their thing in a billabong in the Northern Territory when one of them managed to snag a doozie of a barramundi. Fisherman Dac Craig captured on film his partner Daniel wrestling with the big fish. It seems the fish had gotten caught up in a tiny bit of weed and was exerting pressure.
Words of encouragement
Daniel did his best to free the line whilst Dac Craig offered some words of encouragement telling Daniel to maintain the pressure. All the commotion though alerted a saltwater crocodile who started edging closer towards the struggling fish seeking to sink its teeth into an easy meal. Eventually Daniel got it free and started reeling it in though it seemed to have a bit of weed tangled up with it. The crocodile seemed undeterred.
Breaking out of the water
The saltwater croc broke out of the water in hot pursuit of the barramundi sending the fisherman scattering for safety. Daniel tried to reel in the fish as quickly as possible but the croc was able to match the speed. At that point Mr Craig encouraged his friend to start running as the croc lashed out of the murky waters and snatched at the fish. The encounter with the crocodile has certainly raised some eyebrows but the two say they did exercise caution and moved away as the croc digested its fish and then took the long way home to avoid any more confrontation.
Largest species of crocodile
Saltwater crocodiles or salties as they are known in Australia are the largest species of crocodiles on the planet and tend to prowl the brackish and freshwater regions of Northern Australia, Southeast Asia and Eastern Indian. They tend to be ambush hunters and lie in wait near the edge of the water hoping to be able to attack an unsuspecting animal wandering close enough to drink. They are opportunistic so if you are in a struggle with a big fish, you can bet they will have a go.