Oz woman escapes croc’s jaws with mere bite wounds

April 3rd, 2008 - 4:59 pm ICT by admin  

Melbourne, Apr 3 (ANI): An Aussie woman is thanking her lucky stars after escaping from the jaws of a crocodile while swimming in a Northern Territory national park.

The 36-year-old woman has received eight wounds in her right thigh.

The 2.5 metre saltwater crocodile was trying to drag the woman underwater at Litchfield National Park when her husband jumped on the reptile’s back and wrestled her free, police said.

“The animal released the woman and swam into a concrete culvert,” theage.com.au quoted police, as saying.

The woman was taken to Woolaning community for first aid treatment for eight puncture wounds in her right thigh, a puncture wound in her left thigh and a severe cut to one of her fingers.

She was then transferred to the Royal Darwin Hospital. A spokeswoman of the medical centre said that she was in a stable condition.

Ranger Luke Playford said it was the first crocodile attack in the Litchfield National Park, which is regularly trawled for the reptiles.

“The water is only 1.5m deep where the crocodile attacked the woman - which highlights that at this time of the year, following the wet season rains, saltwater crocodiles can find their way into rivers and creeks where they are not normally found,” he said. (ANI)

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