Monster croc in Aus island traps tourist for two weeks

Monster croc in Aus island traps tourist for two weeks

 In a lucky escape, a New Zealand tourist has been rescued after being trapped by a massive six-metre-long crocodile for a nightmarish two weeks in a remote Australian island.

The man, known as Ryan, was last month exploring the northern Western Australia coast near Kalumburu in his kayak.

Having been left on the remote Governor Island, the man realised he didn't have enough supplies and attempted to paddle the four kilometres or so back to the mainland.

However, he spotted a six-metre saltwater crocodile and every time he attempted to leave, the creature would make his presence felt, leaving the adventurer stranded for a fortnight.

The man was finally rescued when Kalumburu local Don Mcleod spotted a light on the island over the weekend and found him, 'The West Australian' reported.
Mcleod said Ryan was a "very, very lucky man".

"He said every time he got in his little kayak, which was only 2.5m long, this crocodile - who has lived there for many years and is a monster - chased him," Mcleod said.

"He said he was there for a fortnight and he came to the conclusion very quickly that he couldn't get off there without attracting this crocodile," Mcleod told the ABC.

Mcleod said he has spotted the crocodile in question a few times in the region.

"He was going by quite fast one day and he just happened to surface alongside me as I was going past. My boat is 20 foot long and he was well up on the 20 foot mark," Mcleod said.

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