BROOME, Australia, Aug. 4 (UPI) — An Australian man taking video of a huge crocodile captured the moment the croc launched itself upward and “almost ate” his drone.
Sean Scott posted a video to Instagram showing the massive crocodile he encountered on the Ord River in Western Australia’s Kimberley region.
The video shows the crocodile launch itself out of the water in an apparent attempt to snatch the drone in its jaws.
“How’s this bad boy. He almost ate my drone,” Scott wrote in the post.
“Crocodiles are so ancient — they’ve been there for millions of years and suddenly there’s this electronic drone thing buzzing around,” Scott told The Huffington Post Australia.
“We went out in our little yellow boat and there was a dead cow carcass floating down the river so there were a few crocs on that and a few more further down. They were everywhere.
But this one guy was huge. I sent the drone over and I was dropping it closer and closer. He was just sitting there so then I flew it right over his nose and that was enough for him to have a go.
He almost ate it.”
A video posted by Nature | Ocean | Australia (@seanscottphotography) on Aug 2, 2016 at 11:51pm PDT