SYDNEY (AFP) – A tipsy goose hunter said Saturday he lived to tell the tale of being attacked by a two-metre-long crocodile in northern Australia after poking the beast in the eye.
“We were shooting geese, my cousin-brother told me to go and get the duck there,” 20-year-old Stephen Moreen told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
“I got the first goose. The second one… the number three one, he grabbed me on my arm.
“The croc did the death roll. Lucky for me when (we) went underwater I saw him and poked his eye. “He let go. Once he let go he ran for the bank. “My cousin-brother shot him.” Moreen admitted he was “a little bit tipsy” and did not feel the pain when he was bitten on Friday evening near the remote community of Peppimenarti, 320 kilometres south-west of Darwin. And he said he had some more beer while waiting for an ambulance to arrive.