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Man wrestles croc to rescue wife

April 3, 2008

Saltwater crocodile (file picture)

The crocodile locked its jaws around its victim’s legs

A woman has been rescued from the jaws of a saltwater crocodile in Australia after her husband jumped onto its back and forced it to flee.

The attack took place in the Litchfield National Park near Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory.

The crocodile lunged at its victim as she stood on the banks of a river, locking its jaws around her legs before trying to drag her into the water.

Police have said the heroism of her husband almost certainly saved her.”

A round of applause for that man. Would I be that brave?

Read the full story: here

2 Comments leave one →
  1. jenny permalink
    April 3, 2008 7:03 pm

    O wow, what an incredible story! Who says chivalry is dead! If you like hardcore survival stories you should head over to and check out their new real-life series “I Survived.” It’s on Mondays @ 9pm ET. I’ve already seen the first episode (I work with Bio), and you can learn very valuable survival techniques. In the first episode, this guy was on his way to an overnight camping trip when the most dangerous blizzard struck, his truck got stuck in the snow, and he only had enough food for 1 night and water for a few days. Things started turning out for the worst, fortunately he knew some great survival tactics that kept him alive and able to talk about his triumph in the end! Do you think you’ll tune in?

  2. April 3, 2008 7:39 pm

    Thanks Jenny but, since I live in the UK, I very much doubt I’ll be tuning in but I’ll leave your comment here for any US readers.

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