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06/10/2016, 12:00

Shocking moment a woman stands on water's edge with her dog and taunts an oncoming croc with her THONG

This is the shocking moment a woman standing on the water's edge tries to scare off an oncoming crocodile armed with her sandal and flanked by a tiny pet dog.


The footage was taken at Cahill's Crossing in Kakadu National Park, a notorious stretch of crocodile-infested water in Australia's Northern Territory.  

The woman can be heard shouting 'come on!' as she whacks her sandal - before roaring with laughter and then turning her back on the enormous apex predator. 

Local crocodile enthusiast Lyndon Anlezark, who was filming the confrontation from a safe viewing spot above, said the woman was lucky to escape with her life.

We could have had a death there that day,' Mr Anlezark told the ABC. 'You don't go near the crossing with small children especially, and definitely not with animals at all.'


The latest Parks Australia monitoring survey counted almost 130 saltwater crocodiles in the six-kilometre East Alligator River, which connects to Cahill's Crossing.


Many of those crocodiles were healthy adults, some measuring upwards of 4.5 metres.

A recent Northern Territory Government initiative titled 'Be Crocwise' advises visitors and locals to completely refrain from swimming outside of sanctioned areas.


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