Crocodile attacks tour operator, after snapping photo of the deep sea-dwelling animal.
Great news, crocodiles don’t come to Australia for visitors. At least one whole “hypothetically” injured about 60-year-old tour operator during a tour of a lake near Sydney when he snapped a photo of the large creature.
“While observing a river system on Tuesday near Cabramatta on Sydney’s northern beaches, on the northern coast of New South Wales, Peter Gorgiasie tipped over a branch of a tree, apparently out of curiosity, onto the side of the lake,” the recently-upgraded website of a new “deep-water safari” company named Wild Eyed Adventures quoted the company’s owner, Varian Rycrofts.
“The suspect crocodile came back toward him. In a professional manner, he duly removed the branch as instructed and posed for a photo with it on the rocks where it stood,” the website said. “He might have been the first human to have taken a photo on the river banks with a crocodile, and the only one to have stepped on one.”
Rycrofts told the company that the crocodile with a curved snout and wide-set eyes did not touch him at all.
Gorgiasie was lucky enough to survive the encounter with the crocodile, even though it bit his hand during the massive bite, Daily Telegraph Australian reported.