At some destinations in Australia, among the challenges associated with barramundi fishing is keeping the fish safe from hungry crocodiles.
The accompanying footage, captured at Cahills Crossing in Kakadu National Park, shows a woman successfully reeling a barramundi onto the bank, only to watch helplessly as a crocodile scampers ashore to claim her catch.
“Oh my god,” a woman exclaims in the video, as the croc emerges from the river, and as the angler backs out of the picture and her guide quickly follows.
The croc, in front of a small audience of cautious tourists, proceeds to munch and swallow the fish before returning to the river.
“We have some of the best barra fishing in the world but you must ALWAYS be croc wise in the Top End!,” reads a description above the video, shared to Facebook over the weekend by Savvy Social.
The footage was initially shared to Instagram by Tiffany and Jesse of the private Instagram account, Adventure.aus.
While the footage might not have been staged, Cahills Crossing in the Northern Territory is notorious for crocodile sightings, and even attacks on humans.
It’s a known feeding area on the East Alligator River in the Northern Territory, widely considered to be one of the most dangerous bodies of water in Australia.
–Generic crocodile image via Gatha Ginting/AFP/Getty Image