Crocodile Snags Fisherman's Catch at Cahill Crossing

A fisherman lost his catch to a crocodile in the Northern Territory’s East Alligator River on September 12, much to the shock and bemusement of onlookers.

Luke Robertson cast a line into the crocodile-infested waters near Cahills Crossing and snagged a 75 cm-long barramundi. However, “just as I was about to get close to the crossing a four-metre croc started chasing it,” Robertson told NT News. “It was the biggest croc we’d seen down there.”

Seeing the predator close in on his catch, Robertson decided it was best to give it up.

Cahills Crossing is one of Australia’s most dangerous bodies of water as it is known to be a feeding ground for saltwater crocodiles, according to People have been killed by or stranded because of the reptiles. Credit: Xander Demol via Storyful