A man was hospitalized with minor injuries on Thursday after he reportedly pried the jaws of a 6-foot crocodile from his head during an attack in north-east Australia.
The 44-year-old man, who has not been publicly named, was swimming in Lake Placid in the city of Cairns when he was attacked by the animal, telling paramedics that felt a “sudden impact” clasp on the top of his head,Â according to the Guardian.
When he realized his head was lodged between the jaws of a 6-foot crocodile, the man put his hands into the animal’s mouth to push it away from off his head.
“When he did so and let go, the jaws snapped shut onto his left forefinger,” critical care paramedic Paul Sweeney said,Â according to the BBC.Read Insider
A Swimmer Escaped Death After He Pried His Head Free From the Jaws of a 6-Foot Crocodile