VIDEO: Huge croc's 'death roll' wows tourists

 

A BOAT of US tourists were very "a-moo-sed" after witnessing the spectacular sight of a large croc devouring a cow in the Daintree River.

Cairns based sports fishing guide Kim Andersen was taking two visitors from Alaska on a fishing tour this morning, who were keen to spot a croc on the famous river.

"We went up to the top of the river, fishing first, and on the way back down, we saw a little crocodile there," he said.

"I was telling them about seeing crocodiles pushing cows around on the Daintree River, and lo and behold, we come around the corner and there's a croc pushing a cow around.

"I wasn't bullshitting."

4m saltwater crocodile tearing chunks of meat off a dead cow in the Daintree River. Photo: Kim Andersen
4m saltwater crocodile tearing chunks of meat off a dead cow in the Daintree River. Photo: Kim Andersen

Mr Andersen estimated the croc to be about 4m long, and its meal of choice had been long dead.

He filmed the reptile tucking into its tender bovine breakfast.

"When I took the video, it had kind of sunk down," he said.

"Then all of a sudden, it decided it wanted a big piece of beef, so did the death roll.

A large male crocodile, spotted up a tributary of the Daintree River. Picture: Penny Hunter
A large male crocodile, spotted up a tributary of the Daintree River. Picture: Penny Hunter

 

"When it swam away, you could see it had quite a bit of meat in its mouth.

"It was kind of cool to see - the guys were pretty stoked to see it."

The Daintree River is considered to be the best place in the Far North's to go croc-spotting, due to a large population of the apex predators, and the river's wild features.



Coronavirus not the only medical threat to CQ residents

premium_icon Coronavirus not the only medical threat to CQ residents

While people are focused on the viral threat of COVID-19, they also need to avoid...

Headspace goes virtual to keep youth connected

premium_icon Headspace goes virtual to keep youth connected

The online social group will help keep Gladstone youth connected during self...

RAIN: Totals over the weekend and what to expect for Easter

premium_icon RAIN: Totals over the weekend and what to expect for Easter

Several areas received decent totals over the weekend, but conditions are expected...