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Terrifying moment freshwater crocodile bursts out of pool 

  • Video has emerged of a monster crocodile jumping out of shallow water in QLD
  • The clip shows a wildlife ranger baiting the beast before it jumps out of the water
  • As the menacing reptile slowly moves out of the water, its giant size is revealed 
  • The video serves as a warning for tourists and locals not to trust shallow water 

A wildlife ranger in North Queensland has filmed the terrifying moment a giant freshwater crocodile launches out of shallow water.

The video shows the barefoot ranger testing a tiny pool with a stick before baiting the hidden crocodile with meat. 

In an instant, the huge reptile can be seen jumping out of the water towards the man, who calmly moves out of the way.

A wildlife ranger in North Queensland has filmed the terrifying moment a giant freshwater crocodile launches out of shallow water

In an instant, the huge reptile can be seen jumping out of the water towards the man, who calmly moves out of the way

In an instant, the huge reptile can be seen jumping out of the water towards the man, who calmly moves out of the way

The terrifying footage was uploaded to ‘give an indication of not only the size of them [crocodiles], but also how easily they can hide in shallow water’.

‘Unfortunately for tourists or people who have moved to this region, they think they know better until they get taken for a swimming lesson by a croc [sic],’ the caption read.

With several onlookers behind a fence, the ranger explains that while the huge beast appears tame, it was still a wild animal. 

As the monster crocodile moves out of the water, the sheer size of the reptile is revealed. 

The terrifying footage was uploaded to 'give an indication of not only the size of them [crocodiles], but also how easily they can hide in shallow water'

The terrifying footage was uploaded to ‘give an indication of not only the size of them [crocodiles], but also how easily they can hide in shallow water’

As the monster crocodile moves out of the water, the sheer size of the reptile is revealed

As the monster crocodile moves out of the water, the sheer size of the reptile is revealed

Voices behind the camera can be heard saying ‘look at the size of him!’ as the creature walks towards its prey.

After feeding the animal, the ranger proceeds to sit on its back and explain how fast crocodiles can run.

With a full belly, the beast slowly makes its way back to the water and once again sinks away.  

After feeding the animal, the ranger proceeds to sit on its back and explain how fast crocodiles can run

After feeding the animal, the ranger proceeds to sit on its back and explain how fast crocodiles can run

With a full belly, the beast slowly makes its way back to the water and once again sinks away

With a full belly, the beast slowly makes its way back to the water and once again sinks away

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