Friday, March 13, 2009

Saltwater crocodile eats shark with one gulp

By Sally McDonald

THERE could only ever be one winner in this battle between a 4.5m saltwater crocodile and a bite-size shark.
The croc went head-to-head with the shark last week only metres from a boatload of surprised fishermen.

Craig Van Lawick was aboard the commercial barramundi vessel on the Wildman River 100km east of Darwin when the croc started devouring the one-metre shark, The Northern Territory News reports.

"There was not a whole lot of sound," he said.

"All we could hear was the crunching sound."

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Mr Van Lawick was unsure about the type of shark involved and said it was eaten too quickly to work it out.

Luckily another fisherman on board, Anthony Capogreco, reached for his camera and captured the animals in their brief but dramatic battle.

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