It’s all fun and games until you look over the side of the boat, and a massive crocodile is matching your speed.
A Twitter account called Gators Daily, which boasts around 194.1 thousand followers posted a frightening video of a huge crocodile keeping speed with the boat next to it. The caption simply states, “croco races speedboat”.
The video is taken in Australia, where two types of crocodiles are found, the freshwater and saltwater crocodile.
Despite the saltwater crocodile’s name, they are also found in freshwater swamps across northern Australia. The saltwater crocodile typically grows up to 17 feet and weighs as much as 1,000 pounds; however, it isn’t uncommon to find one as big as 23 feet long. They can swim up to 18 mph.
The freshwater crocodile is also referred to as the Johnstone’s Crocodile, which lives in rivers and lakes in northern Australia. This freshwater carnivore is smaller than the saltwater, growing to a maximum length of 10 feet. They can swim as fast as 20 mph.
Twitter’s Reaction to the Reptile
Over 420 Twitter followers responded to the tweet of the massive reptile with many different perspectives.
Some weigh out your grim chances at winning a swimming race with this beast.
While some are uneasy about the predator’s safety, others appreciate the crocodile as a finer thing in life, fashion.
Most Twitter users respond with a heightened sense of caution. Smart people.
A few followers were more impressed by Australians fearlessness about all the deadly animals they casually swim around.
This user was ready for anything, however.
Another Huge Croc
In Australia’s Flora River, on a remote nature park lurked this massive monster. Weighing in at 770 pounds and measuring over 14 feet, this saltwater crocodile is the largest one to be caught in Australia’s Northern Territory in years.