A cute staffy managed to escape death by fighting off a giant crocodile during a swim on the beach in Australia.
Tom Cummings was basking in the views of the popular Casuarina Beach in Darwin, when his dog Banjo was suddenly attacked by the beast.
The croc, which was two metres long, launched at Banjo while he was paddling in the shallow part of the water, reports News Au.
Mr Cummings watched in horror as the monster bit his dog and held him in the mouth.
But the staffy didn't give up so easily and hit back at the croc.
“He’s a fairly tough dog. He turned around and bit the croc,” he told NT News.
“I think the croc took on more than it could chew. He let go and then Banjo came onto the beach. He looked back and the croc was still there.
“He [Banjo] walked as if nothing happened. He has some pretty bad lacerations but the worst part was the pressure of the jaws.”
And although the mighty dog managed to escape, worried rangers from the Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife warned the saltwater crocodile is still at large.
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Wildlife officials alerted beach-goers to be cautious as they shared the Staffy's experience on Facebook.
They wrote: “The Crocodile Management Team have so far been unable to locate the croc,” their post read.
“If you see a crocodile at Casuarina Coastal Reserve, or anywhere else in Darwin Harbour, please call us as soon as possible on 0419 822 859.”
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