Fightful 60 year old fisherman fights crocodile using a pocket knife to Stab it in the head.

  • Incident was on private property near Hope Vale in Queensland on November 3
  • When he was going fishing, a 60-year old man was pulled into the water by an insatiable crocodile.
  • After he managed to kill the reptile using his pocket knife, he cheated death

A fisherman is lucky to be alive after he desperately stabbed a saltwater crocodile in the head as it dragged him into a river.

On November 3, the 60-year-old man was out fishing from his home on the banks of the McIvor River near Hope Vale, Queensland, when he was assaulted.

He spotted a bull close to where he wanted it to go and he tried to shoo him away, but the hungry croc knocked him over seconds later. 

A fisherman is lucky to be alive after a saltwater crocodile dragged him into a river in Queensland recently (stock image pictured)

After a Queensland saltwater crocodile pulled a fisherman into a river, a lucky man is still alive (stock photo pictured).

Desperate to escape certain death, the man used his pocket knife to repeatedly stab the croc in the head as he was dragged into the river (stock image)

The man, desperate to avoid certain death used his pocket knife repeatedly to stab the croc in its head during the draggery into the river. Stock image

The incident unfolded on a private property on a remote part of the McIvor River, near Hope Vale in Queensland (pictured in red)

It took place on private land in a remote area of McIvor River near Hope Vale, Queensland. (pictured in red).

After a series of horrifying scenes, the reptile started to pull the man by the leg down the bank and into the water.

The man managed to grab a mangrove tree branch in an attempt to fend off the beast as he was pulled towards the water.

Then, he frantically pulled out his pocket knife and stabbed the crocodile in the head several times.

The man cheated death and ran for his life when the reptile let go of its vice-like grasp.

After being injured, he drove to Cooktown Hospital before being flown to Cairns. 

Cairns Hospital spokesperson said that the man was in stable condition.

Jason Woibo Hope Vale mayor said that the man was just very lucky.

He said, “They don’t see Frank or Bob …. but they see rump meat.”

It doesn’t necessarily mean there aren’t any crocs near you, just because signs are absent. 

According to experts from the Department of Environment and Science, the bull lured the crocodile into a remote location. 

How to be croc-wise when travelling in Australia

  • Just because you can’t see a crocodile, doesn’t mean there isn’t one close by
  • Crocodiles can stay underwater for more than an hour – even large crocodiles can be completely concealed in knee-deep water 
  • Stay at least five metres from the water’s edge
  • Place your fish and food scraps in a garbage can. Don’t feed crocodiles
  • Take extra care at dawn, dusk, and night
  • In crocodile habitats, do not paddleboard or use small boats like kayaks. Keep clear of crocodile traps 
  • After heavy rainfalls or very high tides, be on the lookout for crocodiles at unusual locations
  • Crocodile mothers will protect their nests vigorously if they are breeding females
  • Crocodile breeding season is September through April
  • The wetter months are when Crocodiles tend to be more active.

Source: Queensland Department of Environment and Science