Croc horror: Incredible moment a huge saltwater crocodile makes a meal out of a freshwater croc
- A small freshwater croc in the NT was eaten by a much larger saltwater crocodile
- A mother and son saw the action unfold and caught the moment on camera
- Their tour guide sailed close to the reptiles to that the tourists got a good look
A small freshwater croc has come off second best after an encounter with its much larger saltwater cousin.
Mother Wendy Higgs and her youngest son Ryan captured the moment a large saltie made a meal out of a freshwater croc while they were fishing on the Daly River in the Northern Territory last month.
The smaller croc can be seen writhing around in the jaws of the larger reptile as it is eaten alive.
Mother Wendy Higgs and her youngest son Ryan saw the action unfold as they were fishing on the Daly River
Cheeky was making a snack out of the smaller reptile. The tour guide sailed the boat up close so that the tourists could get a good look
Queensland locals Wendy and Ryan were on a fishing tour with Barrability Fishing Charters.
It was on the way back to the boat ramp that they spotted the saltwater crocodile, nicknamed ‘Cheeky’, about 10km downstream from Lee and Jenny’s Bushcamp.
Cheeky was making a snack out of the smaller reptile. The tour guide sailed the boat up close so that the tourists could get a good look.
Ms Higgs told Daily Mail Australia that her fishing expedition had been relatively unsuccessful; she had only managed to catch undersized barramundi.
But the peculiar croc on croc sight more than made up for that.
‘To catch this amazing sight on video sure made up for the lack of keepers. It was a once in a lifetime experience!’ She said.
Although she admitted that the size of Cheeky up close was ‘quite scary’.
Saltwater crocodiles are capable of eating very large prey.
They have been known to eat a variety of smaller reptiles that they come across, including members of their own species.