Massive crocodile steals catch from fisherman's line

By Ben Hooper  |  Jan. 19, 2018 at 1:06 PM
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Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A visitor to an Australian fishing spot captured video of the moment a large crocodile showed up to steal a fisherman's catch from his line.

Luke Robertson said he was fishing at Cahills Crossing in the Northern Territory when he hooked what he described to NT News as "a decent sized barra."

"Just as I was about to get close to the crossing a 4m [13-foot] croc started chasing it," he said. "It was the biggest croc we'd seen down there."

A video recorded by Xander Demol and posted to the BOnker's Adventure page on Facebook, shows the crocodile stealing the fish from Robertson's line.

"I wasn't that nervous -- I was about [16 feet] away from the water -- but my knees were shaking a bit towards the end," Robertson said.

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