What a crock of luck!
Yoann Galeran, a french sailor in Australia, narrowly escaped death by fighting off a crocodile who had latched onto his head!
The sailor was swimming to recover a dinghy when he felt something on top of his head.
Here's how the sailor described the attack:
"It felt like a big stone or something coming on my head. I just thought for sure that is a croc and I started to think the only thing to do was to move my body as much as I can."
He fought and fought until the crocodile finally released him!
And here's what his boss, who was there, said:
"He was swimming out and this crocodile has grabbed him by the head and done a roll. Then he's just started punching into it and it let him go. Then it came back at him again but he managed to get his hands under its front legs and push it off. He came back into the boat and said he had been attacked by a crocodile. He was laughing but I think it was shock."
Now that's what we call laughing in the face of danger!
The sailor suffered several puncture wounds to his back and head, but overall it looks like he'll be okay!
We're guessing it may be awhile before this lucky duck goes back into the water.
We're so glad he's okay!!
[Image via Wikimedia Commons.]
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