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Date: March 12, 2009 10:52AM
A crocodile took on a shark in a clash of the
titans Down Under, but the reptile came out on top.
By Chris Irvine
Last Updated: 10:12AM GMT 12 Mar 2009
Craig Van Lawick was aboard the commercial
barramundi boat on the Wildman River, east of Darwin, in the Northern Territory
when the crocodile started eating the shark.
Photo: Icon Images/Newspix
The 15ft saltwater crocodile began to eat the shark only metres from a boat of
Craig Van Lawick was aboard the commercial barramundi boat on the Wildman River,
east of Darwin, in the Northern Territory when the crocodile started eating the
He said: "There was not a whole lot of sound. All we could hear was the
Mr Van Lawick added that he was unsure about the type of shark involved, saying
it was eaten too quickly for him to work out.
Crocodiles have been spotted eating sharks in Australia on a number of
Last year an 8ft crocodile was photographed dragging a shark from the Daly River
in the Northern Territory to finish its prey off on land.
And the year before a croc took on a deadly bull shark, responsible for numerous
fatal attacks on humans around the world.
The saltwater crocodile is the largest of all living crocodiles and reptiles. It
is found in suitable habitat throughout Southeast Asia, Northern Australia and
They are among the most aggressive predators in the world and can grow up to 23
feet in length and weight more than a tonne.
About a dozen people have been killed in crocodile attacks in Australia in the
past 20 years.
opus Report This Comment
Date: March 14, 2009 03:38AM
read your story-what a croc of ...
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: March 14, 2009 04:32AM
23 feet is a bit of a stretch....isn't it?
quasi Report This Comment
Date: March 14, 2009 12:17PM
Everything is bigger in Oz, didn't you know that?