QUEENSLAND, Australia --The British tourist who dared a teenager to leap into crocodile infested waters has recalled the sickening moment he was attacked.
After a few drinks on the town, Lee de Paauw came good on his claim that he would jump into the Johnstone River at Innisfail in Far North Queensland before he found himself in a frenzied fight for life with what was thought to be a three-to-four meter crocodile.
Staying at the same hostel as de Paauw, UK backpacker Sophie Paterson said there was "blood everywhere" as they watched the teenager furiously try to free his arm from the clutches of the saltwater predator. "He was talking about the local creek saying 'I can swim out' and so we said, 'go on then', but we didn't think he would do it," Paterson told News Corp. "It all happened very fast, pretty much as soon as he jumped in, there was splashing and screaming. There was blood everywhere and he just wouldn't stop screaming." As he pulled himself to safety, the 24-year-old yelled at her friends to call an ambulance before paramedics rushed the teen to hospital.
How can the reporter say the croc 'attacked' the teen? The croc has survived millions of years by being at the top of the food chain! It eats almost anything! If you put yourself into the animal's habitat, you are basically putting yourself on its menu!
Bragging that he could swim into croc infested waters proves one thing....this idiot lacked common sense!
I hope the croc was not hunted and killed because of one moron's idiotic actions!
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