Croc v croc fight to the death captured on film
IF you ever wondered about the ferocity of a crocodile fight, you need to look no further than these pictures.
Photographer Sandra Bell captured the two crocodiles in a fight to the death in north Queensland.
But judging by the pictures, it was a pretty one-side fight.
The smaller crocodile is flipped in the fight before being munched by the much larger crocodile.
Queensland's National Park Service used the photos in a Facebook post reminding people to be Croc Wise.
The fight took place just metres from a sign warning visitors about the presence of the prehistoric animals.
All crocodile sightings in Queensland should be reported to the CrocWatch hotline on 1300 130 372, the Croc Wise page says.
"Always remember that no natural waterway in crocodile country is ever 100% risk free, and the public should remain 'croc-wise' at all times when in and around crocodile habitat,'' the advice says.
"Never swim in water where crocodiles may live even if there is no warning sign present.
"Swimming or standing in water above knee-height near a crocodile warning sign or where estuarine crocodiles are frequently seen, is illegal in protected areas (you can still enter the water if you have a reasonable excuse, e.g. launching a boat).
"When fishing, always stand a few metres back from the water's edge and never stand on logs or branches overhanging the water.
"Never clean fish or discard fish scraps near the water's edge, around campsites or at boat ramps.
"Stay well back from any crocodile slide marks. Crocodiles may be close by and may approach people and boats."
And finally, don't fight with a crocodile, especially if it is bigger than you.