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Heartstopping moment a huge crocodile jumps into couple’s fishing boat

THIS is the terrifying moment when a couple escaped a crocodile by the skin of its teeth – after it jumped into their fishing boat.

Kathryn Dyball and her fiancé Cameron Bates were fishing off their 15ft boat near Koolan Island, in the Northern Territory in March.

The crocodile can be seen following the fishing line off the boat

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The crocodile can be seen following the fishing line off the boatCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk
The dangerous beat then lunged onto the boat

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The dangerous beat then lunged onto the boat
It attempted to cling onto the vessel with its two forefeet before it slipped off

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It attempted to cling onto the vessel with its two forefeet before it slipped offCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk

The pair noticed something suspicious lurking in the water nearby when suddenly a crocodile lunged out of the water and onto their boat.

Kathryn said: “The whole time we were out there, we would go, ‘Is that a croc or is that a stick?’

“Then, the stick turned around.”

The couple filmed the moment the crocodile was drawn to their boat by the fishing line.

The dangerous beast is seen swimming quickly up to the vessel before snapping its jaws at the fishing line.

The crocodile’s attention is then caught by the mobile phone filming over the side of the boat.

The animal launches itself out of the water and butts its head against the phone.

For a moment it manages to hold onto the edge of the vessel with its two forefeet before it sinks back into the water.

The boat then jets away leaving behind the crocodile.

“It was an absolute shock, it only lasted about two seconds, but it felt like time stood still,” Kathryn said. 

She added the near death experience would make her think twice about being complacent in rivers in the Northern Territory. 

“They should be respected… we won’t be making that mistake again,” she said. 

The video has since been shared on TikTok and has racked in nearly 204k views, and over 8.3k likes.

The adventure seekers archive their travels around the country to social media and their YouTube channel: TIDES – Kat and Cam’s Kimberley Adventures.

Kathryn and Cameron aren’t the only ones to have had near-death experiences with crocs.

Australia’s Northern Territory is known for its deadly creatures – including crocodiles up to 20ft-long.

In 2017, terrified tourists were left stunned when a saltwater crocodile leapt straight out of the Australian river just inches from a boat.

Meanwhile in Zambia, a young British woman was savaged by a crocodile before a brave pal saved her life by “furiously” punching the beast.

Kathryn and her fiancé Cameron film their adventures together

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Kathryn and her fiancé Cameron film their adventures togetherCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk
Kathryn admits they won't be making that mistake again

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Kathryn admits they won’t be making that mistake againCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk
A crocodile jumped into the couple's boat after chasing their fishing line

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A crocodile jumped into the couple’s boat after chasing their fishing lineCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk



Reference-www.thesun.co.uk

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