An owner watches on in horror as her dog swims for its life to get away from a massive crocodile that follows from a snack.
The woman was on vacation at Umagico, Queensland, Australia, Sunday, when the incident happened.
Watch the video HERE.
The dog, who was playing in the water, stops to look at the hungry monster that is quickly approaching. The owner screams for the dog to come to her, who was safely on land.
“Come on, come here!” she desperately yelled.
Another bystander joined in, yelling, “Come on, get away from him.”
Nearly 15 people held their breath in anticipation while watching from the beach. The woman who caught it all on video, Hannah, shared it on her Facebook blog, where it went viral. Hannah captioned the video, “Nearly witnessed some Cape Carnage this morning. Puppy dog nearly got taken by a croc. Heart was pounding as we all tried to call the puppy back.”
“We all looked at each other afterwards with utter dismay and shock at what we had just witnessed,” she said. “You watch David Attenborough on the screen and get nervous, but to witness it in real life is absolutely heart-stopping. Everyone was just so thankful it was a happy ending!”
Similarly, another dog in Palm Cove, Queensland, wasn’t so lucky when a nine-foot crocodile ate it on September 23. The Staffordshire bull terrier belonged to a doctor in the area. Local lifeguards asked officials to remove the beast as it was seen in an area where children play.
Salties vs Freshwater Crocodiles
Australia is home to two types of crocodiles, the saltwater crocodile, also referred to as salties, and the freshwater crocodile. The freshwater crocodile can grow up to 9 feet and reach maturity at around 15 years old. Salties, however, can grow up to 23 feet and weigh well over 2,000 pounds. Salties have been known to live in captivity for over 50 years.
[H/T Daily Mail]