Tourist fights crocodile after trying to take selfie with it
There's nothing more embarrassing than slipping and falling down. Except perhaps, slipping and falling on top of a crocodile.
27-year-old Danish backpacker Johnny Bonde and his girlfriend Kirsty Jacobs had been travelling around Australia on a year-long trip that was going swimmingly — right up until Bonde tried to get a selfie with a crocodile in the far north of Western Australia.
Upon spotting the croc, the pair tried to capture a selfie from a safe distance. However, a slip in his footing saw Bonde tumble straight down the riverbank and smack on top of the napping reptile. Good one.
"He got my arm and shook me ... It was the result of me being stupid," Bonde told Perth Now. "If somebody body slammed me at night, I would be angry too."
Bonde managed to get free of the terrifying beast and clambered back up the bank to his girlfriend, saying he felt "a bit weird" in the arm, then noticing it was bleeding.
Once returning to the caravan park, the couple went to the local hospital where The West Australian reported he was treated for deep lacerations to his forearm.
The now-wiser traveller has since posted a word of caution on Facebook for his fellow intrepid backpackers, saying, "Don't swim, pet, play or land on any crocs! You will end up with a sore arm or even worse no arm."