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An Australian man is showing who the king of the jungle is after he attacked a crocodile back. Colin Deveraux, an Australian cattle farmer, told national broadcaster ABC about the moments he was attacked by a 3.2-metre saltwater crocodile.
The farmer is expected to be released from the Royal Darwin Hospital after receiving treatment to his right foot for the past month. The last fatal crocodile attack to occur in Australia’s Northern Territory took place in 2018.
Deveraux had waded into some water where he began to fish and just as he turned to leave, the crocodile attacked. “The water had receded and it was down to this dirty water in the middle. I took two steps and the dirty bastard [the crocodile] latched onto my right foot,” he said.
The cattle farmer in his mid-60s tried to kick back at the gator but his luck came when he ended up biting the crocodile’s eyelid. This allowed him to get away from the gator and into his car. Deveraux was able to get himself to a hospital but expressed his concern about his initial wound.
“Biggest problem was having to clear out all the bad bacteria [from the wound] … so all of the billabong water full of mud, goose s**t, duck s**t, and crocodile teeth marks,” he said.
He received a skin graft earlier this month and said he could feel his toes, and doctors were hopeful he could walk out of hospital this week.