Shocking moment mammoth four-metre long crocodile is seen chewing on a baby shark after it became caught on a fishing line
- Footage captures moment boofhead the crocodile snacks on a baby bull shark
- Stomach-churning vision was captured near Proserpine in North Queensland
- The four-metre crocodile snatched up a baby bull shark caught in fishing line
A peckish crocodile looking for an afternoon snack has snapped up a baby bull shark in North Queensland.
The stomach-churning encounter was uploaded to YouTube on Sunday by Daniel Johnson who was fishing near Proserpine in the Whitsundays region.
Footage shows the four-metre saltwater crocodile, known as ‘boofhead’, swim along the riverbank towards a bull shark snagged in a fishing line.
Daniel Johnson was fishing near Proserpine in the Whitsundays region when a four-metre crocodile devoured a baby bull shark snagged in a fishing line (pictured)
The massive croc quickly swoops in on the shark devouring it in less than a minute.
‘Sometimes you hook a shark and it gets eaten by a crocodile,’ he says in the footage.
‘Just an average day fishing up here.’
Mr Johnson said the four-metre reptile was somewhat of a celebrity among the riverbank but to capture close up footage was a rare occurrence.
‘He’s a bit of a celebrity. This crocodile is always there but it’s not often it takes a fish from you when you’re fishing,’ he told Nine.
‘To capture it that close up was amazing, to be able to see it. I’ve been there so many times,’ he said.
Mr Johnson said the four-metre reptile was somewhat of a celebrity among the riverbank but to capture close up footage was a rare occurrence
Earlier this year a research scientist and photographer was lucky enough to capture an even rarer moment which involved a Nile crocodile feasting on a bull shark in North Queensland.
Mark Ziembicki, 46, said Nile crocodiles, are rarely spotted in salt water environments.
However, excessive rainfall had washed the species downriver to places occupied by the salt water bull shark.
‘We’d been observing both the crocodiles and sharks in the area for several hours and were wondering what would happen if the two might meet,’ he said.
There was really no match for the shark, however. The Nile crocodile has the most powerful bite in the animal kingdom, which is about eight times greater than that of a great white shark.
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