The horrific moment a huge four-meter crocodile was seen chewing a small shark after it got stuck on a fishing line
- Footage captures the moment the crocodile head snacks on a small shark
- A view of an enlarged stomach was captured near Proserpine in North Queensland
- The four-meter crocodile grabbed a small shark caught in fishing line
A neighbor crocodile looking for an afternoon snack catches a baby shark in North Queensland.
The agonizing encounter was uploaded to YouTube on Sunday by Daniel Johnson who was fishing near Proserpine in the Whitsundays.
The footage shows the four-meter-high saltwater crocodile, known as a “boofhead,” swimming along the riverbank toward a bull shark stuck in a fishing line.
Daniel Johnson was fishing near Proserpine in the Whitsundays when a four-meter-high crocodile devoured a small shark stuck in a fishing line (pictured)
The huge crocodile quickly pounces on the shark, devouring it in less than a minute.
“Sometimes you hang a shark and a crocodile eats it,” he says in the footage.
“Just an average day fishing here.”
Johnson said the four-meter-high crawler was somewhat of a celebrity among the riverbanks, but that close-up shots were a rare occurrence.
He is quite a famous person. This alligator is always there but it doesn’t often take a fish from you when you are fishing.
Capturing it up close was pretty cool, being able to see it. “I’ve been there a few times,” he said.
Mr Johnson said the four-meter-high crawler was somewhat of a celebrity among the riverbanks, but that close-ups were a rare occurrence.
Earlier this year, a research scientist and photographer was lucky enough to capture an extremely rare moment that involved a Nile crocodile feeding on a shark in North Queensland.
Mark Zembeki, 46, said Nile crocodiles are rarely spotted in saltwater environments.
However, heavy rainfall has washed the species downriver to places occupied by the saltwater shark.
“We have been watching crocodiles and sharks in the area for several hours and wonder what would happen if the two met,” he said.
However, there was really nothing quite like a shark. The Nile crocodile has the strongest bite in the animal kingdom, which is eight times greater than the bite of the great white shark.