A very silly Backpacker who was working as a fisherman had a very narrow escape from the jaws of death when he tried to pose for a photo with a 12 foot Saltwater Crocodile.
Novon Mashiah from Tel Aviv in Israel was on a working holiday as a commercial fisherman in the North Territory, Australia with his friend and fishing companion Doron Aviguy when the attack occurred.
Doron Aviguy was in a larger boat nearby and captured the whole incident on camera. While it might seem obvious to most people that crocodiles have been known to bite and kill people, Mashiah was apparently unaware of any danger as he posed, grinned while pointing at the 12ft salty.
"I began playing with it for the photo," he said. "I was pointing at it when it suddenly jumped up at me - I didn't realise that crocs were so aggressive.
"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 shaking, said 27-year-old Mashiah.
Luckily for Novon, the crocodile missed him and crashed into the boat, then slipped back in the water. It was then he was able to start his outboard motor and get away from the very aggressive male saltwater crocodile.
Mashiah said "They come near the boat all the time, probably because we are fishing. I was laughing, but it wasn't funny in the end."
"I didn't realise that crocs were so aggressive,I was shocked. The animal clearly wanted to kill me."
Which is the last thing you'd expect a crocodile to ever do, right? The Darwin Award goes to... Duh!
Photos by Doron Aviguy
Click to view image: 'Novon Mashiah narrowly escaping a 16 foot Croc'
Click to view image: 'Mashiah points at the croc just before the attack'
Click to view image: 'A 16 foot croc lurking at the back of the boat'
Click to view image: 'The croc attack Doron Aviguy captured on camera'
Tags: Saltwater Crocodile, Estuarine, Crocodile, Northern Territory, Australia, Attack, Backpackers, Fisherman, Novon Mashiah, Doron Aviguy, WTF
Location: Adelaide river, Northern Territory, Australia (load item map)
Marked as: repost
Views: 19924 | Comments: 1 | Votes: 0 | Favorites: 0 | Shared: 8 | Updates: 0 | Times used in channels: 1
|Liveleak on Facebook|