PEPPIMENARTI , Australia, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- A "tipsy" Australian who was attacked by a crocodile said his life was saved with the "Three Stooges" defense -- he poked it in the eye.
Stephen Moreen, 20, said he was goose hunting and feeling "a little bit tipsy" Thursday in Peppimenarti when a 6-foot crocodile latched onto his arm and attempted to take him down with a "death roll."
"Lucky for me when went underwater I saw him and poked his eye. He let go. Once he let go he ran for the bank," Moreen told Australia's ABC.
He said his cousin was then able to shoot the aggressive reptile.
Moreen said being "tipsy" helped him deal with the pain from his injuries.
"I wasn't too worried until I saw the scars. It made me cry," he said. "I have a scratch on my back, the rest on my arm. He ripped out a bit of skin and left me with two to three holes."
The hunter said he drank some more beer to numb the pain while waiting for an ambulance.