Melbourne, May 25: Sharks might be considered the rulers of the ocean, but it is the crocodiles that rule Down Under. Paul van Bruggen, a fisherman on Daly River, got an opportunity to witness and photograph a 2.5m crocodile dining out on a shark.
"We went past one section of the river and we heard some splashing,'' News.com.au quoted van Bruggen, as saying. "We looked across and saw a shark's tail coming up out of the water and then a crocodile's head came up and grabbed it,'' he added. Mr van Bruggen could see the crocodile dragging the shark on to unfamiliar dry land before finishing off its prey.
"How smart is the crocodile? It if was you or me it would be dragging you in to drown you, but it takes the shark up on dry land,'' he said. "We were about 15 metres away and it didn't bat an eyelid,'' he added.