A farmer in Australia recently revealed how he escaped a crocodile assault by biting the beast. According to the BBC, the incident occurred last month while Colin Deveraux was on his way to do some fencing near the Finniss River. The farmer, in his fifties, was driving by a lake when he observed fish swimming in the shallows. He felt the crocodile grab onto his right foot all of a sudden. He attempted to kick the crocodile in the ribs with his left foot. When it didn’t work, he defended himself from the beast by biting the crocodile’s eye with his teeth.
After being bitten by the 3.2-meter saltwater crocodile, he felt lucky to be alive. “The dirty b**tard latched onto my right foot. It was a big grab and he shook me like a rag doll and took off back into the water, pulling me in. I was in such an awkward position. By accident, my teeth caught his eyelid. It was pretty thick, like holding onto leather, but I jerked back on his eyelid, and he let go. He chased me for a bit, maybe four meters, but then stopped,’‘ Mr. Deveraux told ABC.
He used a Towel and Some Rope to Stop the Bleeding in His Leg
He used a towel and some rope to stop the bleeding in his leg. His brother then drove him over 130 kilometers to the Royal Darwin Hospital.
Mr. Deveraux suffered major leg wounds and has been in the hospital for the past month seeking treatment. He had a skin transplant on his leg earlier in November.
‘It all happened in about eight seconds I reckon. If he had bitten me somewhere else it would have been different. The biggest problem was having to clear out all the bad bacteria… so all of the billabong water full of mud, goose s**t, duck s**t, and crocodile teeth marks,” he continued.
Doctors are positive. This week, Mr. Deveraux will be allowed to leave the hospital. The farmer went on to say that the life-altering incident taught him to be more cautious and aware of his surroundings.
He said the crocodile that attacked him had been “removed” and would not endanger anybody else. Notably, crocodiles are legally protected in the Northern Territory.