A hungry crocodile has outdone all the fishos at this week’s Barra Nationals competition, gulping down a pig as it made its way down the river.
A hungry crocodile has outdone all the fishos at this week’s Barra Nationals competition, gulping down a pig as it made its way down the river.

Pork chop: Croc snapped chowing down on pig at fishing comp

A HUNGRY crocodile has outdone all the fishos at this week's Barra Nationals competition, gulping down a pig as it made its way down the river.

Snapping the picture, below, fisho and NT News columnist Alex Julius said he spotted the croc last Wednesday while looking for a place to catch a healthy share of barramundi.

"We were heading down river in the lower section of the Daly (River) and there was a boat with friends of mine on board and we pulled over to have a chat, as we got closer they all started waving their arms and yelled out 'croc, pig, croc, pig'," he said.

"I'm a photographer among other things and always had a good view on board … we went down there and I couldn't see a croc, all I could see was these pigs legs in the air motoring about 5km an hour, the croc was underneath.

"Every time I got a bit closer he pulled it more, that was the only shot I got."

A second croc confronted the first croc with hopes of getting a share of the feed but Mr Julius said the pair seemed stuck in a Mexican standoff, before they disappeared, with the pig safely between its jaws, underwater.

 

A croc snaps up a pig for lunch during the Barra Nats on the Daly River this week. Picture: Alex Julius
A croc snaps up a pig for lunch during the Barra Nats on the Daly River this week. Picture: Alex Julius

 

Mr Julius said the Barra Nationals were always a great place to see some of the Territory's wildlife in action.

"It's always an adventure going on one of our rivers, especially when you're there for a week," he said.

"I've taken a few good pics over the years … one of a croc walking up the bank with a barra in his mouth and disappearing into the bush … there's not as many big ones as there used to be unfortunately."

Originally published as Pork chop: Croc snapped chowing down on pig at popular fishing comp