Friday, March 7, 2008


And the lesson is: Never tease a croc

‘A monster crocodile came within a metre of making a meal of a fisherman on a Northern Territory river.

The saltie came alongside the small boat – probably looking for a free feed of fish – and suddenly exploded out of the water.

It almost got its jaws around 27-year-old Israeli tourist Novon Mashiah, who was leaning over the back of a dinghy posing for a photo. [..]

“I was shocked – the animal clearly wanted to kill me,” Mr Mashiah told the Northern Territory News.

“One minute I was leaning over the boat teasing it for a picture. The next minute it burst out of the water with incredible speed … its jaws fully open. [..]

“I was pointing at it when it suddenly jumped up at me – I didn’t realise that crocs were so aggressive.”’

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