Man uses pocketknife to fight off crocodile

Man uses pocketknife to fight off crocodile

Against all odds a man managed to escape the jaws of death using his trusty pocketknife.

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A 60-year-old Australian man went fishing and the last thing he expected was to be attacked by a four-and-a-half-meter long crocodile.

The man went fishing on his property near Hope Vale where he chased a bull away from the spot on the riverbank where he wanted to set up for the day.

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That’s when the crocodile lunged at him and seized him by the boots. He grabbed a hold of the nearby mangrove trees but the tug-of-war between the two was lost and he was dragged into the water.

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The man said that when he entered the water, he pulled out his pocketknife and stabbed the crocodile repeatedly until it let him go.

He was flown to Cairn Hospital where he received treatment and is in stable condition.

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