Nov. 28 (UPI) -- A visitor to an Australian beach captured the moment a hidden crocodile sprang out of the water and bit her on the leg.
A video posted to Facebook by Ally Bullifent shows her friend, Leah, 24, following a small animal on the shoreline at Cape Tribulation, in north Queensland.
Leah and her comrades follow the animal flopping around in the sand until a crocodile suddenly leaps out of the water and bites Leah on the leg.
Bullifent shared a photo showing the bite marks on her friend's leg after the attack.
A Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service spokeswoman confirmed the woman was treated for lacerations to her left thigh and released.
The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection said the attack is under investigation and the crocodile could be removed from the creek.
"The woman was bitten on the leg by an estuarine crocodile, believed to be between 2 and 2.5 meters (6.5-8.2 feet) in length, while she was standing on a creek bank close to the water's edge," the spokeswoman told The New Daily. "Wildlife officers will carry out a site assessment of the area today and will potentially target the animal for removal."